AHM 107 - Medical Assistant Techniques and Practicum II

Course Description

The course prepares students to assist the physician in the clinic, outpatient office and ambulatory health care settings. Responsibilities include administration of medications, phlebotomy, and aiding in diagnostic tests and procedures commonly performed in the medical office. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Analyze the role and the responsibility of the medical assistant concerning the principles of pharmacology and drug administration. Classify the commonly used diagnostic laboratory procedures that are utilized in a physician's office. Classify the commonly used diagnostic radiological procedures that are utilized in the physician's office. Describe the role of the medical assistant in the recording of an EKG. Describe the role of the medical assistant in assisting with physical therapy. Evaluate the role of the medical assistant during a medical emergency and giving first aid.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: AHM 106