This course provides theoretical and clinical applications to instruct students on patient care procedures performed in the physician's office. These procedures include, but are not limited to, administering medication, taking vital signs, collecting and processing specimens, performing EKGs, preparing patients for examinations, procedures and treatments, and assisting with minor surgical procedures. This is an entry-level course.
This course teaches students word processing skills, medical transcription, appointment scheduling, and the scheduling of inpatient and outpatient procedures.
This course provides students with the opportunity to study and learn basic information about common medical conditions that are frequently first diagnosed in the ambulatory healthcare setting. Understanding how diseases affect the human body is essential to providing patient care. The course introduces disease processes as well as infectious diseases, congenital diseases, and neoplasm in conjunction with the body systems that they affect.
This course provides an introduction to the medical terminology used in the clinical healthcare setting. Students study with a systems approach and focus on root, prefixes, and suffixes commonly used in medical terms. The course emphasizes correct spelling and pronunciation and correct usage of medical terms and common abbreviations as they relate to the care of patients in the healthcare office. Upon completion, students learn 350 medical word roots, prefixes, and suffixes and are able to combine these to form over 11,000 complex medical terms used in the healthcare setting.
This course expands on basic clinical terminology by studying the medical terminology that relates to each system of the body, medical and surgical procedures, and lab reports. It instructs students in proper charting techniques, discharge summaries, and transcription of medical reports and administrative correspondence.
This course provides theoretical and clinical applications to instruct students on patient care procedures performed in the physician's office. These procedures include, but are not limited to, administering medication, taking vital signs, collecting and processing specimens, performing EKGs, preparing patients for examinations, procedures and treatments, and assisting with minor surgery procedures. This is a practitioner-level course.
This course is a continuation of Administrative Procedures I. It includes a more in-depth discussion of insurance and its impact on healthcare. It also addresses diagnostic and procedural coding, completion of insurance forms, credit and collections, submission of third-party claims, payroll processing, bookkeeping principles, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
This course provides students with theoretical and simulated clinical experience with the preparation and collection of specimens for laboratory analysis. It emphasizes frequently performed laboratory tests done in the physician's office, including urinalysis, blood counts, and simple chemistries.
This course provides students with a basic understanding of pharmacology terms and related issues necessary for the clinical office or outpatient care setting. The course provides students with an introduction to therapeutic drug treatment regimens. It emphasizes understanding of pharmacodynamics, drug side effects, administration procedures, and dosage computations.
This course provides students with the opportunity to apply different drug regimens, list the effects of medications on all of the body systems, state special considerations for age-specific medication administration, and identify drugs used to treat various disease processes. Students must also be able to identify and understand, at a minimum, the top 50 common medications used in the clinical and outpatient setting and how they relate to the human body and disease.
This course is to provide students with the time to practice and perfect the didactic and clinical skills learned and provides a professional clinical office setting with qualified personnel to support students in their externship portion of the program. This course provides a learning experience that applies knowledge in performing administrative and clinical procedures and in developing professional attitudes for interacting with other professionals and consumers in the healthcare field. The experience remains parallel in content and concept with the material presented in the didactic and classroom laboratory sessions.