6 Semester Program
One Associate of Applied Science degree and one Bachelor of Applied Technology degree are available.
The program is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs in conjunction with the American Association of Medical Assistants' Curriculum Review Board. Should the program be granted accreditation, graduates will be eligible to write the National Certification Exam for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
The following courses are required for an Associate of Applied Science degree and must completed with a "C" or better in each identified course.MA 100 Technical General Education 1-16 cr MA 104 Intro to Medical Assisting 3 cr MA 200 Clinical Medical Assisting 4 cr MA 201 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2 cr MA 202 Administration of Medications 2 cr MA 204 Clinical Practice 8 cr MA 205 Clinical Medical Assisting II 4 cr MA 206 Administrative Practice 4 cr MA 207 Professional Development 1 cr HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 cr HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 cr HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 cr HO 201 ICD CM Coding Lab 2 cr HO 202 ICD9-CM Coding 3 cr HO 203 Medical Office Procedures 3 cr HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 cr HO 205 CPT Coding and Alternative Care Records 3 cr HO 206 CPT Coding Lab 2 cr ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I 3 cr BIOL 202 General Zoology 3 cr BIOS g301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS g302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr ENGL 102 Critical Reading & Writing 3 cr MATH 107 Intermediate Algebra 4 cr PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology I 3 cr TOTAL: 98 cr
Elective Courses:OT 118 Business Communication I 3 cr OT 119 Business Communications II 3 cr OT 173 Spreadsheets, Database,Graphics 3 cr OT 176 Desktop Publishing/Multimedia 1-3 cr MANT 121 Essentials of Management 3 cr MANT 241 Human Resource Management 3 cr MATH 253 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr ENGL 307 Professional Writing 3 cr ACCT 202 Principals of Accounting II 3 cr ANTH 108 Spanish for Health Care Professionals 1 cr FIN 315 Corporate Financial Management 3 cr FIN 478 Investments 3 cr MGT 261 Legal Environment of Organizations 3 cr MGT 329 Operations/Production Management 3 cr MKTG 325 Basic Marketing Management 3 cr HCA 350 Organizational Behavior in Health Care 3 cr HCA 375 Health Care Law 3 cr HCA 383 Epidemiology 3 cr HCA 384 Human Resource Management in Health Care 3 cr HCA 451 Hospital Management 2 cr HCA 452 Long Term Care Management 2 cr HCA 453 Health Care Finance 3 cr HCA 455 Health Care Organization Management3 cr HCA 473 Marketing for Health Care Organizations 2 cr HE 401 Issues in Health & Wellness 3 cr HE 491 Health Education Workshop 3 cr
For course descriptions of the academic courses required by the Medical Assistant A.A.S. degree, see the College of Arts and Sciences.
Technical General Education Elective
TGE 140 First Year Seminar 1 credit. This course provides an introduction to the nature of postsecondary education and a general orientation to the functions and resources at Idaho State University. This course is designed to help first-year and transfer students adjust to the University, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential survival skills. The course utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve student resources and activities on campus. The course also provides a support group of students in a critical transition year by examining problems common to first-year experience. It covers University resources, learning strategies, study techniques, test anxiety, time management, test preparation, and problem solving.
MA 100 Technical General Education 1-16 credits. The basic mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions are reviewed. Also, for technical fields, beginning algebra through the application of the quadratic equation is studied. An experiment-based science class that emphasizes development and application of equations and problem-solving techniques is taught. Communication skills, critical thinking and basic technical writing are stressed.
MA 104 Introduction to Medical Assisting 3 credits. An introduction to Medical Assisting including the functions of a physician's office; the role and responsibilities of the profession, and the importance of the field.
MA 200 Clinical Medical Assisting 4 credits. Clinical assisting including vital signs; assisting with minor surgery; asepsis; health maintenance; disinfection and sterilization; data collection; assisting with the physical examination; application of bandages, dressing, splints and casts; emergency care; and specimen collection. Diagnostic tests, laboratory examinations and treatment modalities are covered.
MA 201 Pharmacology For Allied Health 2 credits. This course is designed for the health professional working outside of the hospital setting. This course reviews mathematical computations used in computing dosages. It introduces legislation relating to drugs, drug references, drug classifications and actions. The function of vitamins and minerals is covered as well as the subject of substance abuse. The effects of medications in the body systems details how specific drugs act on the body system.
MA 202 Administration of Medications 2 credits. The course covers the routes of administration and the proper methods of delivery of medication by those routes. Various types of medication are discussed as well as the absolute rules concerning medication administration.
MA 204 Clinical Practice 8 credits. Application of the principals and practice of medical assisting in an internship/externship environment of a medical practice under the supervision of a physician and the medical practice staff.
MA 205 Clinical Medical Assisting II 4 credits. Clinical assisting including speciality exams and procedures, radiology and diagnostic imaging, electrocardiography, urinalysis specimen collection and preparation, patient instruction, venipuncture, OSHA, and clinical laboratory.
MA 206 Administrative Practice 4 credits. Application of the principles and practice of the business and management of a medical office in an internship/externship environment under the supervision of a physician and the management staff.
MA 207 Professional Development 1 credit. Principles and applied techniques for Medical Assisting professional career development. Preparation for transition from school to the work place.
HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 credits. Introduction to allied health careers emphasizing the interrelationships and the team approach to health care.
HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 credits. Body systems approach to theory and application of medical terms including anatomical, pathological, surgical and diagnostic as well as appropriate abbreviations.
HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 credits. Principles and application of law to health care organizations and personnel, standards of care and liability; covers tort, contract and statutory law.
HO 201 ICD-CM Coding Lab 2 credits. Practical application ICD Coding utilizing software and actual patient records. PREREQ: In conjunction with HO 202.
HO 202 ICD-9-CM Coding 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and reimbursement purposes utilizing the International Classification of Diseases. PREREQ: HO 106.
HO 203 Medical Office Procedures 4 credits. Specialized preparation for work in medical offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance offices and public health agencies. Theory as well as manual and computer applications for scheduling, insurance form preparation and review, day sheets and periodic reports.
HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 credits. Transcription of a wide variety of medical reports including History & Physicals, Discharge Summaries, Operative Reports, Consultations, Emergency Room, Obstetrics, Pathology, Autopsy, Radiology and others.
HO 205 CPT Coding and Alternative Care Records 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and billing purposes utilizing CPT, and abstracting information from health care records.
HO 206 CPT Coding Lab 2 credits. Practical application of CPT Coding utilizing software and actual patient records. PREREQ: In conjunction with HO 205.
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Revised: February 2000