MAS 101 Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures I

This course is an introduction to basic procedures to assist in the examination and treatment of patients in the medical office. Students develop knowledge and skills in standard precautions, infection control, measurement of vital signs, and use and pronunciation of medical terms. Students learn to record medical histories, to assist with general and specialized exams, vision and hearing acuity testing, respiratory testing, displaying a professional image, and to utilize basic principles of applied psychology and medical ethics. Communication is emphasized with respect for individual diversity by incorporating awareness of one's own biases in areas including gender, race, religion, age, and economic status. Pre or co-requisite: BIO 115 or BIO 234, and MAS 121. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Fall; Day only

3 credits
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