SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 3:33:21 PMMA 163AL Course Outline as of Spring 2006

New Course (First Version)
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 Scheduled012 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled012 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR8.50 Contact DHR102.00
 Contact Total8.50 Contact Total102.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 102.00 

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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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. Ability to function with accuracy, speed and organization is emphasized.

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


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 and Course Completion of PSYCH 1A

Limits on Enrollment:
Students must show proof of immunization clearance, TB test, physical exam, and possess a current infant, child and adult CPR certificate.

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. Ability to function with accuracy, speed and organization is emphasized.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in MA 163 ( or MA 163A) and Concurrent Enrollment in MA 165
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 and Course Completion of PSYCH 1A
Limits on Enrollment:Students must show proof of immunization clearance, TB test, physical exam, and possess a current infant, child and adult CPR certificate.
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: Certificate Applicable Course



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 a variety of fundamental clinical medical assisting skills
within medical assisting professional and ethical scope of practice.
2. Apply principles which have been learned in the corequisite theory and
skills courses.
3. Utilize problem-solving and creative ability involving proper and safe
use of equipment, procedures and processes utilized by the clinical
medical assistant in a physician's office, a health clinic, and/or
outpatient clinic.
4. Plan and implement care in a safe, timely, and organized manner.
5. Correctly prepare medication from an ampule, a vial, and multiple
medication prep in one syringe in a clinical setting.
6. Properly administer a variety of injections, e.g., intramuscular,
subcutaneous, and intradermal, in a clinical setting.
7. Properly dispose of needles/syringes in a clinical setting according to
OSHA guidelines.
8. Demonstrate critical thinking regarding professional concept of
confidentiality and ethical and legal implications of working in a
clinical medical assisting setting.
9. Utilize problem-solving techniques to address problems encountered in a
clinical setting.
10. Communicate effectively, with cultural sensitivity, with patients,
physicians, and other medical staff members.
11. Demonstrate professionalism in a clinical setting.
12. Accurately document medical records.

Topics and Scope
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I. Clinical Experience:  Medical assisting clinical experience in
outpatient clinic facility with fundamental patient-care assignments.
    A.      Evaluation criteria
    B.      Students will be:
        1.      communicating effectively with patients, instructor, and
                medical staff
        2.      practicing fundamental skills within professional and
                ethical scope of practice for medical assistants
        3.      planning and implementing care in a safe, timely and
                organized manner as it relates to medical asepsis, vital
                signs, patient examination and history, patient teaching,
                assisting the physician with office surgery and physical
                exams, ambulatory aids, hot and cold therapy, aural and
                ophthalmic procedures
        4.      preparing and administering oral and parenteral
                medications in a safe manner
        5.      providing culturally sensitive care
        6.      maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality
        7.      documenting medical records within legal standards
        8.      demonstrating professional behaviors including:
                 a. dependability
                 b. punctuality
                 c. cooperation
                 d. confidentiality
                 f. appropriate appearance
                 g. interest in and willingness to learn
                 h. initiative
II.     Clinical Conferences
    A.      Orienting students to clinical medical assisting experiences
       1.      procedures and evaluations
       2.      expectations
       3.      assigned experience
    B.      Analyzing tasks and problem solving related to clinical
            medical assisting experiences, pharmacology, administering
            medications, maintaining aseptic technique, accurately
            assessing vital signs, assisting the physician in myriad
            clinical settings, and teaching patients and families
    C.      Revising learning objectives, as necessary, during
            clinical experience to expand skills and prevent errors

Assignments:
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1. Receive clinical assignment and implement clinical patient care.
2. Maintain weekly journal to include goals, patient encounters, problems
experienced, remedies and solutions implemented, and personal reflections.
3. Participate in problem-solving exercises and role playing of
interpersonal conflicts and/or communication skills.
4. Participate in post-clinical conferences, with instructor and peers,
with discussion of assigned experiences and any problems encountered.
5. Complete 25 exercises demonstrating the ability to accurately perform
clinical medical assisting procedures.
6. Complete 5 to 20 written assignments (1-3 pages) from clinical setting,
related to clinical procedures and OSHA standards.

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
5 - 10%
Journals and reports.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 25%
Problem solving exercises; clinical experience.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Performance exams, Clinical experience.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, Short essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Participation and attendance.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, by K. Bonewit-West, 6th Ed.,
Saunders, 2004.

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