SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2024 9:20:04 PMMA 163AL Course Outline as of Fall 2013

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 163ALTitle:  CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 1  
Full Title:  Clinical Experience 1
Last Reviewed:2/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR6.00 Contact DHR105.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Practical experience in outpatient clinics or other medical facilities to develop clinical medical assisting skills related to fundamental principles and techniques learned in theory and skills courses.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163A and MA 165


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:
Students must show proof of immunization clearance, TB test, and physical exam, and must possess a current infant, child, and adult CPR certificate and background check, including drug screen. Also requires signature from instructor.

Schedule of Classes Information
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Practical experience in outpatient clinics or other medical facilities to develop clinical medical assisting skills related to fundamental principles and techniques learned in theory and skills courses.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163A and MA 165
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:Students must show proof of immunization clearance, TB test, and physical exam, and must possess a current infant, child, and adult CPR certificate and background check, including drug screen. Also requires signature from instructor.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Perform a variety of fundamental clinical medical assisting skills within the medical assisting profession
2. Demonstrate ability to problem-solve, operate equipment safely, and carry out procedures in a physician's office, or other healthcare setting
3. Calculate dosage and prepare multiple medications from ampules and vials utilizing a single syringe.
4. Administer a variety of injections within the scope of practice and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines
5. Demonstrate adherence to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
6. Communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and other medical staff members demonstrating cultural sensitivity
7. Observe, demonstrate, and discuss professionalism in both clinical and post-conference settings
8. Use accurate documention in medical records

Topics and Scope
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1. Medical Assisting Scope of Practice
2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards
3. Medical asepsis
4. Patient assessment
      a)  vital signs
      b)  examination and history
5. Patient teaching
      a) ambulatory aids
      b) hot and cold therapy
6. Assisting the physician with office surgery and physical exams
7. Therapeutic procedures
      a) aural
      b) ophthalmic
      c) wound and minor injury treatments
8. Medications
      a) oral
      b) parenteral
      c) preparation
      d) administration
9. Maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality per Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines
10. Clinical Conferences
          a) Orientation       
                       I. Procedures and evaluations
                      II. Expectations
                      III. Assigned experience
      b) task analysis
      c) problem-solving
      d) writing and revising learning objectives,
      e) error prevention
11. Communication with patients, instructor, and medical staff
      a) communication styles     
      b) culturally sensitive care
12. Professionalism
      a) dependability
      b) punctuality
      c) cooperation
      d) confidentiality
      e ) appropriate appearance
      f) interest in and willingness to learn
      g) initiative
13. Safe use of medical equipment
14. Documentation
      a) on paper
      b) electronic medical records

Assignments:
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1. Patient care
2. Performance of 25-30 basic nursing skills  
3. Weekly post-conference with instructor
4. Weekly 10-15 case scenario problem-solving exercises and role-playing of interpersonal conflicts
5. Medical records documentation

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Required medical record documentation
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Case scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Weekly basic nursing skills including direct patient care
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Participation in weekly post-conferences


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, by K. Bonewit-West, 8th Ed., Saunders, 2009

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