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MA 163
Beginning Clinical Skills for Medical Assisting
Description:Course focuses on beginning clinical medical assisting skills and responsibilities for the clinical area of a medical office or other appropriate medical facility. Covers proper handwashing; use of personal protective equipment; medical and surgical aseptic procedures; vital signs determination; assisting with physical examinations/rooming, including safe transfers, positioning and draping, height, weight, obtaining patient history; disinfection and sterilization techniques; assisting with minor office procedures; application of physical agents to promote tissue healing; patient teaching on ambulatory aids and cast care.
Prerequisites:Course Completion of HLC 160, LIR 10, PSYCH 1A, ANAT 140, HLC 140; AND Concurrent Enrollment in MA 160, MA 161, MA 162, MA 167
Recommended Preparation:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Repeatability:Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Grading Type:Grade Only
Sections listed are for Fall 2021
 SectDaysHoursInstructorLocationRoomUnitsStatusTotal SeatsCurrent EnrollmentSeats RemainingDate Begin/EndDate Final ExamBooks
Add section to cart3251W
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Slusser K
Redmon R/Slusser K/McDonald L
Race Building, Santa Rosa Campus
12/15/2021Click here for availability at the SRJC bookstore  Click here to see if the library has a copy of your textbook
 There is a required skills lab orientation/skill pack pick up on Thurs, 8/12 from 9am to 12pm in Race, 2nd floor, skills lab. Wear full uniform. The lecture portion of this class will meet at the dates/times listed for this class, but in a virtual environment. The lab portion of the class will meet face to face in the skills lab in Race on the dates/times shown. The above section has a required skills pack that must be purchased - MA Program Coordinator Kat Slusser will email all registered and wait listed students for instructions on how to purchase the pack. Please email Kat for questions at