SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 11:54:57 AMMA 176 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 176Title:  EXTERNSHIP  
Full Title:  Externship
Last Reviewed:10/26/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum4.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR13.75 Contact DHR240.63
 Contact Total13.75 Contact Total240.63
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 240.63 

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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This course offers a total of 240 hours of practical externship experience in outpatient clinics or other medical facilities to apply and develop entry level administrative and clinical medical assisting skills related to fundamental principles and techniques learned previously in theory and skills courses. This course is taken at the end of the program, after all of the didactic (lecture and skills lab) classes are completed successfully.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MA 164, MA 165, MA 168, MA 169, and MA 174


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/BLS card. Recency requirement: Students must have successfully completed MA 160, MA 161, MA 162, MA 163, MA 164, MA 165, MA 167, MA 168, MA 169, and MA 174 within 3 years of enrolling in MA 176.

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course offers a total of 240 hours of practical externship experience in outpatient clinics or other medical facilities to apply and develop entry level administrative and clinical medical assisting skills related to fundamental principles and techniques learned previously in theory and skills courses. This course is taken at the end of the program, after all of the didactic (lecture and skills lab) classes are completed successfully.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MA 164, MA 165, MA 168, MA 169, and MA 174
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/BLS card. Recency requirement: Students must have successfully completed MA 160, MA 161, MA 162, MA 163, MA 164, MA 165, MA 167, MA 168, MA 169, and MA 174 within 3 years of enrolling in MA 176.
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Demonstrate readiness for practice as an entry level medical assistant.
2. Apply theoretical understanding of administrative and clinical medical assisting skills by safely and accurately performing MA skills in the patient care setting at entry level.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Perform administrative and clinical MA skills and duties at entry level in patient
    care settings in accordance with the Medical Board of California-Medical Assistant
     (MBCs-MA) scope of practice, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
     (OSHA) regulations, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    guidelines, California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCBMA) requirements,
    and the assigned health care facility's policies and procedures
2. Prepare, administer and document oral, parenteral, and topical/transdermal medication and
    vaccinations 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 document in patient's paper and/or electronic medical records
8. Prepare and complete the CCBMA application

Topics and Scope
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Onsite Administrative/Clinical Externship
I.  Attend All Required Assigned Clinical Hours
II. Perform Administrative and Clinical MA Skills in Patient Care Settings
    A. Medical asepsis
    B. Room patients
    C. Patient assessment
    D. Vital signs
    E. Examination and history
    F. Patient teaching
    G. Ambulatory aids
    H. Hot and cold therapy
    I. Assist the provider with office surgery and physical exams
    J. Aural and opthalmic treatments/procedures
    K. Wound and minor injury treatments
    L. Gynecologic, obstetric and prenatal exam and care
     M. Newborn exam and care
    N. Pediatric exam and care
    O. Cardiopulmonary exam and care
    P. Radiology and diagnostic imaging preparation
    Q. Emergency procedures  
     R. Document all treatments and procedures on patient's paper and/or electronic medical
         records
III. Prepare, Administer and Document Oral, Parenteral, and Topical/Transdermal Medication
      and Vaccinations
IV. Apply Concepts and Utilize Techniques Learned in all Previous and Current MA Theory and
      Skills Courses
V. Demonstrate ability to Problem-Solve, Operate Equipment Safely, and Carry Out Procedures
      in a Timely Manner
VI. Communicate Effectively with Instructor, Patients, Providers, and other Medical Staff
      Members while Demonstrating Cultural Sensitivity
VIII. Demonstrate Professionalism including: Dependability, Punctuality, Cooperation,
      Adherence to Dress Code, and Initiative

Assignments:
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1. Complete the required number of hours during assigned onsite administrative and clinical
    MA externship in a medical facility and perform skills while constantly
    adhering to the MBC MA scope of practice, the OSHA regulations, the HIPAA guidelines,
    the CCBMA requirements, and the assigned health care facility's policies and procedures.
2. Exhibit professionalism by demonstrating dependability, punctuality, cooperation, adherence
    to dress code, and initiative
3. Maintain an Injection Log (ungraded)

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Administrative and Clinical skill performances
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
40 - 60%
Professionalism, attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants. 10th ed. Bonewit-West, Kathy. Elsevier. 2018

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