SRJC Course Outlines

9/18/2019 4:25:11 AMMA 176 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 176Title:  CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP  
Full Title:  Clinical Externship
Last Reviewed:2/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR157.50
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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 166.4

Catalog Description:
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Intermediate practical experience in outpatient clinics or other medical facilities to further develop entry level clinical medical assisting skills related to fundamental principles and techniques learned in theory and skills courses. Ability to function with accuracy, speed and organization is emphasized.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of MA 163 and MA 163L and MA 165 AND concurrent enrollment in MA 174 and MA 164


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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Intermediate practical experience in outpatient clinics or other medical facilities to further develop entry level clinical medical assisting skills related to fundamental principles and techniques learned in theory and skills courses. Ability to function with accuracy, speed and organization is emphasized.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of MA 163 and MA 163L and MA 165 AND concurrent enrollment in MA 174 and MA 164
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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 
1. Perform intermediate clinical MA skills and duties at entry 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 intermediate 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. Demonstrate professionalism including: dependability, punctuality, cooperation, appropriate
    appearance, and initiative
7. Accurately chart/document in patients paper and/or electronic medical records
8. Prepare and complete the CCBMA application

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 which will be verified by the student
         maintaining a weekly time sheet on which the hours attended are recorded and then
         signed off by the student's designated onsite facility staff member/supervisor
    B. Perform beginning and intermediate clinical MA skills and duties at entry 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. Gynecologic, obstetric and prenatal exam and care
       12. Newborn exam and care
       13. Pediatric exam and care
       14. Cardiopulmonary exam and care
       15. Radiology and diagnostic imaging preparation
       16. Emergency procedures  
        17. 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 intermediate 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
         clinical portion of 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. Demonstrate professionalism including: dependability, punctuality, cooperation,
         appropriate appearance, and initiative
II. Students are required to maintain a weekly journal: Criteria for student evaluation:
    Submission of a completed weekly 1 page written journal which includes the types of
    duties performed, the number of patients the students worked with, an explanation of
    which duties the student liked the most and the least, any problems encountered, and
    anything that needs to be discussed further
III. Students are required to participate in a final performance evaluation with the instructor.
    Criteria for student evaluation:
    A. Instructor's direct observations
    B. Designated onsite facility staff member/supervisor's observations and input
    C. Completeness of assigned hours as reflected on weekly time sheet
     D. Completeness of weekly journal
IV. Completion of application form for CCBMA exam

Assignments:
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1. Complete the required number of hours during assigned onsite clinical medical assisting (MA)
    externship in a medical facility
2. Constantly adhere to 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
3. Demonstrate clinical aptitude by accurately and safely performing 15-30 weekly clinical
    medical assisting skills at the novice and intermediate 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. Maintain a weekly timesheet
8. Maintain a weekly journal
9. Exhibit professionalism by demonstrating dependability, punctuality, cooperation, appropriate
    appearance, and initiative
10. Participate in final performance evaluation with instructor, which includes instructors' direct
    observations, and the designated onsite facility staff member/supervisor's observations and
    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
15 - 20%
Weekly journal
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Clinical experiences
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 60%
Clinical performances, role playing, evaluation
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%
Professionalism, attendance, timesheets


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants. 9th ed. Bonewit-West, Kathy. Elsevier. 2015

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