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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Medical Assistant Bridge (NDP.MAP)

The Medical Assistant Bridge is an accelerated program for qualified certified nursing assistants who have been employed 480+ hours in a medical office to enter the medical assisting field. The program will prepare graduating students to function in the role of a Medical Assistant who will act as a liaison between the physician and the patient. Medical assistants are skilled healthcare workers who demonstrate their knowledge in both clinical and administrative areas including billing and coding, maintaining medical records, completing basic clinical assessments, recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination, collecting blood specimens, performing basic laboratory tests, preparing and administering medications and assisting physicians with treatment and/or minor procedures

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
MAP-084
Med Assist Pharmacology

MAP-084
Med Assist Pharmacology

This course introduces concepts and applications of pharmacological principles, and focuses on drug classifications, principles, and procedures of medication administration, calculation of drug problems, and medicolegal responsibilities of the medical assistant.


Course Outline

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3.0
MAP-070
Med Assist Pathophysiology I

MAP-070
Med Assist Pathophysiology I

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the structure and function of major organs, medical terminology, commonly prescribed medications, common diseases, and diagnostic testing associated with the musculoskeletal, integumentary, cardiovascular, urinary body systems, neurology/mental health and pediatrics.


Course Outline

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5.0
MAP-080
Med Assist Pathophysiology II

MAP-080
Med Assist Pathophysiology II

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the structure and function of major organs, medical terminology, medications, diseases, and diagnostic testing and treatments associated with the respiratory, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, blood and lymph systems and special senses.


Course Outline

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4.0
MAP-092
Clinical Skills

MAP-092
Clinical Skills

This course prepares a CNA to perform the various clinical skill sets of the medical assistant in preparing for examination and treatment of patients in various life stages.


Course Outline

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5.0
MAP-096
Capstone

MAP-096
Capstone

This course is designed to increase the Certified Nurse Assistants knowledge of managed care delivery systems, front office processes, ethical and legal issues for medical assistants. Test taking strategies and study techniques for certification is included.


Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

20.0

Total Program Hours

20.0
 

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