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Medical Assistant Course Outline

Medical Assistant

Course Outline

Learn everything you need to know to start a new career as a Medical Assistant. Your training will include medical terminology, concepts in human anatomy, HIPAA guidelines, how to prepare and process medical paperwork, minor medical procedures, and the administration of medicines.
Here's an overview of the custom learning materials and bonus items you'll receive in your course.

Unit 1

Lessons

  1. Welcome to the World of Healthcare
  2. Work in the Medical Front Office
  3. Introduction to Medical Terminology
  4. What is a Medical Record?
  5. Emergencies in the Medical Office
  6. Medical Equipment and Supplies

Unit 2

Lessons

  1. Introduction to Anatomy
  2. The Anatomy of the Human Body
  3. Vital Signs
  4. Safety in the Medical Office
  5. Communication Skills: Working with Patients
  6. Medical Insurance 101

Unit 3

Lessons

  1. Electronic Health Records
  2. The Patient Exam
  3. Medical Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
  4. Blood Testing
  5. Introduction to Bookkeeping Procedures
  6. Technology and Healthcare
  7. Bacterial Smears and Cultures

Unit 4

Lessons

  1. Body Fluid Specimens
  2. Patient Therapies
  3. Pharmacology
  4. Assisting with Special Examinations

Unit 5

Lessons

  1. Minor Surgical Procedures
  2. Preparing and Administering Medications
  3. Testing Your Knowledge

Additional Course Materials*

  • Medical Terminology Flashcards
  • Medical Terminology Audio
  • Medical Assistant Virtual Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology Textbook
  • Quick Reference Guide to Medical Equipment
  • First Aid Supplement
  • Career Starter Guide

*Additional course materials will be delivered to you throughout your course.

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