Mathematics Computation Review (ABM 100) 2 Credits
The goal of this module is to provide students with a review of mathematical concepts. Students will go over operations with fractions, decimals, percent, ratio, proportions, and conversion between the US Conventional and metric systems of measurement. Estimation, rounding, and problem solving strategies will also be covered. Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to apply the content of the mathematical computation module in their respective fields of study and future workplaces.
Computer Productivity Tools and Keyboarding (CIT 090)
In this module students will learn to use the Vista® operating system, navigate the Internet, create documents in Microsoft Word®, develop and deliver presentations in PowerPoint®, and use Outlook e-mail®, calendars, Acrobat Reader® and more. Students also will be working on their keyboarding and alpha/numerical data entry skills. This module includes lab work that focuses on hand placement, accuracy, and speed. Students work on many projects. By the end of the module, students should be able to apply the skills they have learned to the workplace.
Medical Office Administration (HCP 100) 3 Credits
This module introduces students to the administrative practices used in a variety of health care facilities. Students will learn administrative skills, electronic and manual medical records maintenance, health insurance concepts, business writing, telephone answering techniques, cash management concepts, and to calculate insurance fees. Students also will be taught workplace professionalism and effective communication skills needed in the medical field. Upon completion of this module students will understand the tasks and skills needed to succeed in a healthcare organization. Upon completion of the module students will be able to sit for the NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam.
Prerequisite: Completion of HCP 101 or some knowledge of medical terminology
Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology (HCP 101)
Through this module students develop knowledge of the language of medicine, human anatomy and physiology, pathology, and diagnostic treatments related to the 15 body systems. Students study common terms and abbreviations, learn about Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and root words that are the building blocks for communicating to other healthcare professionals. Upon completion of this module, students will have gained an understanding of medical terminology, human anatomy, and the framework and structure of the body as well as the physiology of the bodily systems that work together to support life.
Healthcare Reimbursement, Ethics, and Compliance (HCP 104)
Students in this module will learn about the healthcare revenue cycle, fundamental concepts of public and private insurance, regulatory compliance, and ethics. Students will also practice claim processing using both manual methods and electronic medical billing software. Emphasis is placed on the billing cycle including: posting payments, processing information from encounter forms, and completing Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS-1500) and Uniform Bill (UB-04) medical claim forms. Additionally, students learn Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) confidentiality regulations and Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs). Upon completion of this module, students will be able to maintain patient financial records and process medical claims for public and private insurance while maintaining patient confidentiality.
Prerequisites: Completion of CIT 090
Pharmacology and Medication Administration (HCP 204)
Through this module, students will learn how to use the to obtain drug information including drug classifications, interactions, side effects, various types of drug administration, and securing prescription refills. Students will perform oral, topical, subcutaneous and intramuscular delivery techniques. Upon completion of this module, students will have an understanding of dosage calculations, drug administration, classification, legislation, side-effects, interactions, drug therapies, as well as substance abuse and treatment.
Prerequisites: ABM 100 and HCP 101
Phlebotomy and Specimen Collection (HCP 205) 4 Credits
This module concentrates on specimen collection and diagnostic testing. Students learn vein puncture techniques and other blood drawing procedures such as drawing blood using the butterfly method, capillary delivery, and finger sticks using a lancet procedure. Students also learn the use of laboratory equipment, laboratory classifications, regulations, and outsource preparation. Upon completion of this module students will understand the concepts of phlebotomy and will demonstrate clinical skills used by phlebotomists. Students will also learn to collect and process various other types of specimens including urine. This module includes preparation and administration of the NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam.
Prerequisite: HCP 101
Medical Assisting and Infection Control (HCP 206) 4 Credits
This module focuses on learning proper infection control techniques, sterilization and instrument preparation for minor surgery, assisting with medical exams and procedures, patient education, performing an electrocardiogram (EKG), taking and recording medical histories, and managing medical emergencies. Skills will be developed in EKG procedures including the operation of a 12-lead EKG and Holter monitor. CPR techniques for adults and children are taught; and students will become certified in CPR by the American Heart Association. Upon completion of this module, students should be able to prepare surgical instruments, set up and assist in exam room procedures, and perform an EKG. This module includes preparation and administration of the NHA Certified EKG Technician exam.
Prerequisite: HCP 101
Medical Assisting Externship (HCP 311) 5 Credits
The externship provides students the opportunity to apply concepts and skills learned in the program at a healthcare facility under the direction of a physician, office staff, and BIR’s Site Coordinator. During the Medical Assisting Externship students might perform a wide range of clinical and administrative duties including but not limited to diagnostic testing, specimen collection, taking vitals, performing EKG, sterilizing and preparing instruments, assisting with procedures, performing patient intake, medical appointment scheduling, and maintenance of patients’ records. Students must complete all required prerequisites to participate and receive credit for the externship.
Prerequisites: HCP 100, HCP 104, HCP 204, HCP 205, and HCP 206
Medical Assisting Capstone and Career Development (HCP 314) 4 Credits
In this module students are taught how to gain employment in the field of Medical Assisting by performing related activities such as resume writing, proper interviewing techniques, and job search methods. They also will have acquired job seeking skills by producing a program-specific purposeful resume, responding to interview questions, and conducting employment searches. Upon completion the student will gain skills to produce different types of field-specific and position-specific resumes, be able to search and apply for employment, and hone their job interviewing skills.
Prerequisites: HCP 311