Medical Assistants are health professionals specifically trained to work in a medical office. These multiskilled personnel perform administrative and clinical duties. Duties may include but are not limited to: 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.
1. Complete an Intent to Enroll for Lake Land College-Select "CRT.MAP.TRK" as the academic program. This will ensure you are assigned a medical assistant academic advisor. It will also generate a Laker email account; prospective students are expected to check this email account on a regular basis for correspondence.
Upon successful completion of the program students may apply for credentialing examination.
Medical Assistant program is a special admission program. Applications are due April 1 for Fall Admission. After admission into the program, applicants must pass a background check, physical exam, proof of immunizations, CPR and drug screen. There are additional costs associated with this program including books, uniforms, supplies and transportation to clinical facilities.
Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
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 and urinary body systems.
This course prepares students for basic clinical office practice including obtaining patient information and documentation. The student is introduced to practices, procedures, and role of the assistant in preparation for examination and treatment of the patient throughout the lifespan.
This course provides a hands-on overview of medical office software through practical applications of medical assistant competencies such as professional office skills, keyboarding and document formatting, telephone techniques, and assisting with medical specialties.
Med Assist Pharmacology I
MAP-078 Med Assist Pharmacology I
This course introduces concepts and applications of pharmacological principles, and focuses on drug classifications, focus on the top 100 drugs commonly seen in the medical office and medicolegal responsibilities of the medical assistant.
Medical Office Procedures II
MAP-076 Medical Office Procedures II
This course provides an advanced hands-on overview of Medical Office Software through practical applications of medical assistant competencies such as Professional office skills, coding and billing procedures, patient accounts, preparing insurance claims and posting insurance payments.
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.
This course continues to prepare students for basic medical office practice through examination and treatment of the patient throughout the lifespan including diagnostic imaging, laboratory, and electrocardiography procedures and skills.
This course includes resume preparation, job searches, interviewing skills, communication styles, medical law and ethics, and the role/responsibilities of the Medical Assistant. The student will be prepared for credentialing exam with test-taking strategies and study techniques.
This course introduces concepts and applications of the principle and procedures of medication administration for all routes and calculation of drug problems.
Med Assist Externship
MAP-090 Med Assist Externship
This course provides students with work-based experience that utilizes skills learned during the program and provides application in a physician's office or the ambulatory setting. Students must complete 160 hours.
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