Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AHM 109 - Medical Assistant Review Practicum I

Course Description

This course is structured to provide the student with a review of the AHM 106 simulation laboratory experience in assisting the physician in the clinic, hospital or private office. Clinical skills covered include preparation of the client for examination, measurement of basic body functions, assistance in diagnostic testing and procedures, and general patient care procedures performed in the medical office.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Understand the role and function of the medical assistant in the health care delivery system.
Describe the role of the medical assistant in assisting with physical measurements.
Analyze the role of the medical assistant in assisting the physician with the health history and physical examination.
Understand the role of the medical assistant in the collecting and handling of specimens.
Analyze the role of the medical assistant in assisting the physician in minor surgery.

Credit Hours: 1

Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: AHM 106