MEDICAL OFFICE COURSES (MEDO)

MEDO 100 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ASSISTING

This course is designed to introduce students to the medical assistant profession and the role of the medical assistant as a member of the health care team in outpatient, ambulatory health care facilities. A variety of skills and responsibilities performed by medical assistants will be covered; from front office administrative duties to the important clinical role the MA/CMA plays in assisting the physician in the medical office.

0.5 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0.5 Laboratory Hours: 0

MEDO 110 - MEDICAL ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS

Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Office Administrative Assistant and/or Medical Assistant Program and concurrently enrolled in MEDO 112. This course studies the medical office from a business-administrative standpoint including clerical functions, bookkeeping procedures, professional communications, legal and ethical concepts, operational functions related to safety and emergency procedures, and cultural diversity awareness.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 3

MEDO 111 - MEDICAL ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROCEDURES

Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 140, MEDO 110, HLTH 121, all with a grade of "C" or better. This course is an introduction to the clinical procedures commonly performed in health care settings which include medical asepsis and infection control, medical history and patient assessment, vital signs, assisting with the physical examination, surgical instruments and sterilization, assisting with minor office surgery, preparing and administering medications and maintaining their records, and other common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Lectures and applied experiences are included.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 6

MEDO 112 - MEDICAL OFFICE COMPUTER SKILLS

Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant Program, Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program, Medical coder Program and/or department approval. This course emphasizes working with electronic medical records and procedural and diagnostic coding basics as applied to the medical office setting.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 3

MEDO 114 - CLINICAL LABORATORY SKILLS FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

Prerequisite: HLTH 121, BIOL 140, MEDO 110, AND MEDO 112 all with a "C" or better, and concurrently enrolled in MEDO 111. This course is designed to instruct the student in theory and technique for performing phlebotomy and basic medical laboratory tests that are carried out in medical offices.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 6

MEDO 115 - INTRODUCTION TO ICD-10-CM AND ICD-10-PCS CODING

Prerequisite: HLTH 121 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. This course is intended to introduce the student to the concepts of coding medical conditions and procedures. Through guided instruction and practical experience students will become familiar with an entry-level proficiency in the techniques of coding using the ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Clinical Modification) and ICD-10-PCS (International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Procedure Coding System).

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

MEDO 117 - INTRODUCTION TO CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING

Prerequisite: HLTH 121 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent, and/or department approval. This course is designed to teach the basic purpose, structure and conventions of the CPT system.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 0

MEDO 118 - CODING CAPSTONE

Prerequisite: MEDO 115, MEDO 117, and MEDO 120, all with a grade of "C" or better. This capstone course provides the opportunity to apply and gain a working knowledge of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) and Current Procedural Terminology coding systems (CPT) to determine appropriate reimbursement for services rendered in a variety of health care settings.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 3

MEDO 119 - INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assistant Program and concurrently enrolled in MEDO 125. This course provides an introduction of pharmacology for the medical assistant. Emphasis will be placed on basic drug terminology, drug classifications, and a drug's effect on the different body systems.

2 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 2

MEDO 120 - INTERMEDIATE ICD-10-CM AND ICD-10-PCS CODING

Prerequisite: MEDO 115 with a grade of "C" or better and/or department approval. This course builds on the basic knowledge of coding presented in the introductory course. Explanation of coding procedures for complex body systems as well as the technicalities of complete and accurate coding and DRG assignments in the in-patient setting will be covered.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 2

MEDO 122 - MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP

Prerequisite: MEDO 110, HLTH 121 with a grade of "C" or higher and the completion of BIOL 106 or BIOL 140, and HEOCC 112, COMM 110, all with a grade of "C" or higher or concurrent enrollment and current CPR certification. This course is a practical application of the common medical office administrative skills by participation in a supervised experience at a local health care facility.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 15

MEDO 125 - MEDICAL ASSISTANT PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP

Prerequisite: MEDO 111, MEDO 114, HLTH 107, MLT 110, COMM 110, all with a grade of "C" or better, current CPR certification. This course is a continued study of medical assisting administrative and clinical skills by participating in supervised practical experience at local health care settings.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 15

MEDO 255 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Prerequisite: Department Approval. This course provides the student the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final written report submitted to the faculty member by the student.

1 to 5 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 3 to 15