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MDA 246 - Clinical Practicum I

Supervised practical experience for development of fundamental skills in medical assisting through an externship placement in a variety of healthcare facilities, such as general practice physician offices, medical centers, school health departments, rehabilitation clinics, and specialty medical practices.  Students will complete 2 rotations throughout the 15 week semester.


Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  HST 210 Pharmacology, MDA 201 Medical Assisting Procedures II, MDA 206 Medical Office Management, MDA 207 Advanced Medical Office Management

Corequisites:  MDA 211 Medical Assisting Procedures III and MDA 211L Medical Assisting Procedures III Laboratory

Credits: 4
8 Clinical Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to effectively and correctly perform clinical and administrative tasks within the healthcare setting, while staying within scope of practice of a Medical Assistant.
  2. Demonstrate ability to respond to emergency situations and ethical dilemmas, while staying within scope of practice of a Medical Assistant.
  3. Comply with legal rules and regulations, such as those by OSHA, HIPAA, and standards, as set by the CDC.
  4. Document patient care accurately within the medical record.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills through verbal and written communication.
  6. Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients and other members of the healthcare team, while maintaining professional boundaries.
  7. Work as an effective member of the healthcare team by completing tasks as assigned, both independently, and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  8. Demonstrate professional behavior expected of the medical assistant during externship, including ability to follow policies and procedures of the healthcare facility, course, department, and college.

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