HPRS 1201. INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROFESSIONS
(LECTURE 2, LAB 0). CREDIT 2. WECM.

An overview of roles of various members of the health care system, educational requirements, and issues affecting the delivery of health care.

MDCA 1254. CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT EXAM REVIEW
(LECTURE 1, LAB 4). CREDIT 2. WECM.

A preparation for the Certified Medical Assisting Exam, including a review of all three components of the CMA exam. Presents an explanation of how the exam is scored and provides opportunities to take practice exams. Prerequisites: MDCA 1309, MDCA 1302, HITT 1305, MDCA 1443, MDCA 1417, MDCA 1352 and MDCA 1448.

MDCA 1302. HUMAN DISEASE/PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. WECM.

A study of anatomy and physiology with emphasis on human pathophysiology, including etiology, prognosis, medical treatment, signs and symptoms of common diseases of all body systems. Prerequisite: MDCA 1309.

MDCA 1305. MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. WECM.

Instruction in principles, procedures, and regulation involving legal and ethical relationships among physicians, patients and medical assistants. Includes current ethical issues and risk management as they relate to the practice of medicine and fiduciary responsibilities.

MDCA 1309. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. WECM.

Emphasis on normal human anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems with overview of common pathophysiology. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MDCA 1302.

MDCA 1310. MEDICAL ASSISTANT INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. WECM.

Emphasis on the application of basic psychological principles and the study of behavior as they apply to special populations. Topics include procedures for self-understanding and social adaptability in interpersonal communication with patients and co-workers in an ambulatory care setting.

MDCA 1321. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
(LECTURE 2, LAB 4). CREDIT 3. WECM.

Medical office procedures including appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, phone communications, financial processes, coding, billing, collecting, third party reimbursement, credit arrangements and computer use in the medical office.

MDCA 1417. PROCEDURES IN A CLINICAL SETTING
(LECTURE 2, LAB 4). CREDIT 4. WECM.

Emphasis on patient-centered assessment, examination, intervention, and treatment as directed by physician. Include vital sign, collection and documentation of patient information, asepsis, minor surgical procedures and other treatments as appropriate for the medical office. Prerequisites: MDCA 1302 and MDCA 1309.

MDCA 1443. MEDICAL INSURANCE
(LECTURE 3, LAB 2). CREDIT 4. WECM.

Emphasizes accurate ICD-10 and CPT-4 coding of office procedures for payment/reimbursement by patient or third party and prevention of insurance fraud. Additional topics may include managed care or medical economics.

MDCA 1448. PHARMACOLOGY & ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS
(LECTURE 3, LAB 2). CREDIT 4. WECM.

Instruction in concepts and application of pharmacological principles. Focuses on drug classification, principle and procedures of medication administration, mathematical systems and conversions, calculation of drug problems and medico-legal responsibilities of the medical assistant. Prerequisite: MDCA 1302 and MDCA 1309.

MDCA 1452. MEDICAL ASSISTANT LABORATORY PROCEDURES
(LECTURE 3, LAB 2). CREDIT 4. WECM.

Procedures depicted in the Current Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA). Includes blood collection, specimen handling, and basic urinalysis, identification of normal ranges, quality assurance and quality control. May include electrocardiography. Prerequisites: MDCA 1302 and MDCA 1309.

MDCA 1460. CLINICAL - MEDICAL/CLINICAL ASSISTANT
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 22). CREDIT 4. WECM.

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite: Approval by program director.