Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AHM 199 - Medical Assistant Externship

Course Description

Selected clinical experiences are provided in a medical office or health care facility. This is a planned activity that must be scheduled with the coordinator of the Medical Assistant program. This course is offered spring, summer session I and II semesters.

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

Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical structure and physiological functioning of the human body and of medical terms descriptive of body systems.
Apply the business/administrative and clinical duties of the medical assistant.
Function as an assistant to the physician in a medical and/or other health care setting.
Implement the ethical and legal responsibilities of the medical assistant in the health care delivery system.
Apply selected principles of biophysical and psychosocial sciences in providing assistance to the physician.
Maintain business and patient health records.
Discuss the fundamental concepts of disease

Credit Hours: 6

Lab Hours: 30