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Approval.Prepares students to understand and perform entry-level basic laboratory procedures.This includes fundamental principles of medical lab practice,disposal of biohazard materials,specimen col- lection, use of methods of quality control,urinalysis testing,chem- istry testing,hematology testing,immunology testing,microbiology

testing,and discussion of follow-up testing results.

MEAS 220 Advanced Insurance Claims Processing

3 Credits

Prerequisites: MEAS 137.Introduces additional instruction in medical record extraction and various aspects of insurance processing and fol- low- up.Provides discussion and additional information in the various insurance programs and in related insurance coding competencies.

MEAS 221 Seminar I

1 Credit

Prerequisites:None.Discusses topics of current interest in the med- ical assisting profession.Focuses on special interest project for stu- dents in the Medical Assisting Program.Uses field trips,guest speak-

ers, audiovisual activities and seminars. MEAS 227 Medical Office Management

3 Credits

Prerequisites: MEAS 107,MEAS 108 and MEAS 137.An in-depth study of various influences on office functions providing a back- ground for organization and management of a physician’s office.Includes government and professional sources for consultation.

MEAS 235 Advanced Transcription

3 Credits

Prerequisites: MEAS 135.Improves accuracy and speed of the medical

transcriptionist utilizing various formats for medical transcription.

MEAS 238 Clinical I

3 Credits

Prerequisites: HLHS 101 and MEAS Program Chair Approval.Presents theory and lab related to clinical aspects of the medical office. Provides students with information necessary to recognize emer- gency situations,know the proper course of action with different types of emergencies,and apply appropriate first aid.Allows stu- dents to become familiar with clinical duties and to gain the skills needed to perform them.Includes vital signs,asepsis,sterilization,

nutrition,and treatment room procedures. MEAS 239 Clinical II

3 Credits

Prerequisites: MEAS 238.Presents a continuation of clinical skills and theory,and allows the student to become familiar with the follow- ing clinical duties:Medications,EKG’s,X-ray,physical therapy,respira- tory testing and other technical skills needed to assist the physician.

MEAS 240 Advanced Clinical Procedures

3 Credits

Prerequisites: MEAS 239.Advances the knowledge and skills enabling the student to assist in clinical management in the med- ical and surgical specialties.Addresses health services in the com- munity which are directed toward prevention of disease and main-

tenance and restoration of health.

MEAS 242 Disease Conditions

3 Credits

Prerequisites:APHY 102 and HLHS 101.Presents the basic concepts of diseases,their courses and functional disturbances as they relate to body systems.Includes the precipitating risk factors and appropriate

methods of patient education regarding various disease processes.

MEAS 256 Insurance Coding Externship

3 Credits

Prerequisites: MEAS 213,MEAS 220,Professional CPR/AED certifica- tion and MEAS Program Chair Approval.Provides opportunities to observe,perform and discuss various insurance related competencies

under supervision in selected physician offices,clinics or hospitals.

MEAS 258 Medical Assisting Clinical Externship

3 Credits

Prerequisites: MEAS 218,MEAS 219,MEAS 239,APHY 102, Professional CPR/AED certification,and MEAS Program Chair Approval.Provides opportunities to observe,perform,and discuss various clinical competencies under supervision,with learning expe- riences obtained in selected physician offices,clinics or hospitals.

MEAS 259 Medical Assisting Administrative Externship

3 Credits

Prerequisites: MEAS 137,Professional CPR/AED certification and MEAS Program Chair Approval.Provides opportunities to observe, perform,and discuss various administrative competencies under supervision,with learning experiences obtained in selected physi-

cian offices,clinics or hospitals. MEAS 272 Spanish for Healthcare Providers

3 Credits

Prerequisite:None. Provides instruction in understanding and com- municating, basic medical office procedures,basic medical proce- dures, insurance filing procedures,and basic procedures in regards to medical treatment,taking medications and the basic principles of mental health and applied psychology with patients whose primary

language is Spanish. MEAS 273 Transcription Practicum

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Program Advisor Approval.Demonstrate competency of keyboarding (50 wpm corrected) or successful completion of course work.Provides the opportunity to discuss and perform tran- scription in a medical facility setting under supervision. Allows stu- dent the opportunity to see and perform various medical reports

and the various functions of medical transcriptions. MEAS 274 Nutrition and Disease

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.This course presents the basic principles of nutri- tion and the role nutrients play in maintaining good health,as well as their role on certain clinical conditions. This course introduces the characteristics,functions,and food sources of the major nutrient groups. Students will be made aware of nutrient needs throughout the life cycle.Students will learn to modify diets to meet various

nutritional needs and to plan menus using modified diet principles. Students completing this course will be equipped to perform nutri- tional patient education in his or her role as a Medical Assistant.

MEAS 275 Sign Language for Health Care I

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.This course is a beginning Sign Language Class. It is designed to teach conversational skills in American Sign Language to a functional level for expressive and receptive use in Health Care and other settings.It also covers a brief history of Sign

Language and Deaf Culture. MEAS 276 Sign Language for Health Care II

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.This course is the second Sign Language Class in a series of two.It builds on the skills developed in Sign Language for Health Care I and is designed to teach more-advanced conversation- al skills in American Sign Language to a functional level for expres- sive and receptive use in Health Care and other settings.It also con- tinues to cover the history of Sign Language and Deaf Culture.

MEAS 299 CMA Comprehensive Review

3 Credits

Prerequisites:MEAS Program Chair Approval.Designed to review the entire medical assisting program in preparation for the CMA nation- al examination.Administrative,clinical and general information is covered.Testing procedures are addresses.Emphasis will be placed on job readiness and placement.The course will give continuing education units for the graduate CMA in order to fulfill their certifi-

cation renewal requirements.

MEDL 101 Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025,ENGL 032 and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023 and Program Advisor Approval.Introduces the elementary skills required in the medical laboratory.Subjects covered include:Laboratory math,quality con- trol, pipetting skills,venipuncture techniques,microscopic skills,

infection control and laboratory safety. MEDL 102 Routine Analysis Techniques

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032 and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023 and Program Advisor Approval.Course deals with the principles,practices and clini- cal laboratory techniques associated with routine analysis of urine.

MEDL 196 Introduction to Patient Care and Phlebotomy

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032 and program advisor approval.Introduces the student to the health care delivery system,instruction in specimen collection tech-

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