SRJC Course Outlines

4/15/2024 12:49:40 AMMA 163L Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 163LTitle:  CLINICAL INTERNSHIP  
Full Title:  Clinical Internship
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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MA 163AL

Catalog Description:
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Beginning practical experience at the novice level 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:
Completion of MA 160 and MA 161 and MA 162 and PSYCH 1A AND concurrent enrollment in MA 163 and MA 165


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:
The healthcare facilities in which students are placed require that the students must comply with all of the following before they are allowed onsite: Currency on all immunizations including annual flu shots; currency on annual tuberculosis clearance; a negative background check, a negative urine drug screen, and possess a current American Heart Association Certified Healthcare Provider CPR card.

Schedule of Classes Information
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Beginning practical experience at the novice level 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:Completion of MA 160 and MA 161 and MA 162 and PSYCH 1A AND concurrent enrollment in MA 163 and MA 165
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:The healthcare facilities in which students are placed require that the students must comply with all of the following before they are allowed onsite: Currency on all immunizations including annual flu shots; currency on annual tuberculosis clearance; a negative background check, a negative urine drug screen, and possess a current American Heart Association Certified Healthcare Provider CPR card.
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 basic clinical MA skills and duties at the novice level in patient care settings in
    accordance with the MBCs-MA scope of practice, OSHA regulations, HIPAA guidelines,
    CCBMA requirements, and the assigned health care facility's policies and procedures
2. Prepare, administer and chart oral, parenteral, and topical/transdermal medication and
    vaccinations at the novice level in accordance with the MBCs-MA scope of practice,
    OSHA regulations, HIPAA guidelines, CCBMA requirements, and the assigned health
    care facility's policies and procedures
3. Apply principles which have been learned in the prerequisite and corequisite theory and skills
    courses
4. Demonstrate ability to problem-solve, operate equipment safely, and carry out procedures in a
    timely manner in a provider's office, or other healthcare setting
5. Communicate effectively with patients, providers, and other medical staff members
    demonstrating cultural sensitivity
6. Identify, demonstrate, and discuss professionalism in both clinical and post-conference
    settings
7. Accurately chart/document in patients paper and/or electronic medical records

Topics and Scope
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I. Students are assigned to an onsite clinical rotation in one of a variety of different types of
    medical offices, such as family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology,
    cardiology, neurology, urology, surgery, dermatology, wound care specialty clinic,
    emergency room, urgent care, and internal medicine. Criteria for student evaluation:
    A. Attend all required assigned clinical hours
    B. Perform basic clinical medical assistant (MA) skills and duties at the novice level in patient
         care settings, in accordance with the Medical Board of California's (MBC) MA scope of
         practice, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, the
         Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, the California
         Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCBMA) requirements, and the assigned health
         care facility's policies and procedures:
       1. Medical asepsis
       2. Patient assessment
       3. Vital signs
       4. Examination and history
        5. Patient teaching
       6. Ambulatory aids
       7. Hot and cold therapy
       8. Assist the provider with office surgery and physical exams
       9. Aural and opthalmic teatments/procedures
       10. Wound and minor injury treatments
       11. Chart/document all treatments and procedures on patient's paper and/or electronic
              medical records
     C. Prepare, administer and chart oral, parenteral, and topical/transdermal medication and
         vaccinations at the novice level in accordance with the MBCs-MA scope of practice,
         OSHA regulations, HIPAA guidelines, CCBMA requirements, and the assigned health
         care facility's policies and procedures
    D. Document every injection given to patients on an Injection Log which will be submitted to
         the program coordinator at the end of the program for the purposes of attesting to the
         CCBMA that the student has performed all required injections to qualify to sit for the
         CCBMA exam
    E. Apply concepts and utilize techniques learned in all previous and current MA theory and
         skills courses
    F. Demonstrate ability to problem-solve, operate equipment safely, and carry out procedures
         in a timely manner
    G. Communicate effectively with instructor, patients, providers, and other medical staff
         members while demonstrating cultural sensitivity
     H. Identify, demonstrate, and discuss professionalism in both clinical and post-conference
         settings including: dependability, punctuality, cooperation, appropriate appearance, and
         initiative
II. Students are required to participate in clinical conferences with the onsite instructor.
    Criteria for student evaluation: Active participation in both pre and post conferences:
    A. Participation during both pre and post conference about questions, ideas, experiences, and
         feedback
    B. Students self analysis of skill ability and problem solving ability realted to clinical MA
         practice
    C. Error prevention
    D. Time management strategies
III. Students are required to participate in a midterm and final performance evaluation with the
    onsite instructor. Criteria for student evaluation:
    A. Instructor's direct observations
    B. Clinical supervisors observations and input

Assignments:
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1. Complete the required number of hours during assigned onsite clinical medical assisting
    internship in a medical facility. Includes verbal and written case scenarios
2. Constantly adhere to the Medical Board of California's (MBC) Medical Assistant (MA) scope
    of practice, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, the
    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, the California
    Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCBMA) requirements, and the assigned health
    care facility's policies and procedures
3. Demonstrate clinical aptitude by accurately and safely performing 15-30 weekly clinical
    medical assisting skills at the novice level
4. Accurately chart/document all treatments and procedures performed in patients paper and/or
    electronic medical records
5. Preparation, administration and charting/documentation of medications and vaccines
6. Documentation of every injection given to patients on the Injection Log
7. Participate in post-clinical conferences, with instructor, peers, staff, and clinic personnel, to
    include discussing clinical experience, participate in problem-solving exercises, and role
    playing interpersonal conflicts and communication challenges, as appropriate. Includes verbal       and written case scenarios
8. Exhibit professionalism by demonstrating dependability, punctuality, cooperation, appropriate
    appearance, and initiative
9. Participate in midterm and final performance evaluation with instructor, which includes
    instructors direct observations, and the designated clinical supervisor's input

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 novice medical assisting skills including direct patient care, midterm and final evaluations
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. 9th ed. Bonewit-West, Kathy. Elsevier. 2014
Instructor prepared materials

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