SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 4:07:29 PMMA 166.4 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 166.4Title:  EXTERN: CLIN MED ASST  
Full Title:  Externship: Clinical Medical Assisting
Last Reviewed:10/26/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.50Lecture Scheduled.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum3.50Lab Scheduled017 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR157.50
 Contact Total9.50 Contact Total166.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  17.50Total Student Learning Hours: 183.75 

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 66.4

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:
Course Completion of MA 161 ( or MA 61 or MSR 61) and Course Completion of MA 63B and Course Completion of MA 63BL ( or MA 287.5) and Course Completion of MA 64 and Course Completion of MA 160 ( or MA 60 or MSR 60 or MSR 69) OR Course Completion of MA 161 ( or MA 61 or MSR 61) and Course Completion of MA 174 ( or MA 163B) and Course Completion of MA 163BL and Course Completion of MA 164 and Course Completion of MA 160 ( or MA 60 or MSR 60 or MSR 69)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Current CPR certification, immunization and TB clearances, and physical examination required for participation in clinical experience.

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:Course Completion of MA 161 ( or MA 61 or MSR 61) and Course Completion of MA 63B and Course Completion of MA 63BL ( or MA 287.5) and Course Completion of MA 64 and Course Completion of MA 160 ( or MA 60 or MSR 60 or MSR 69) OR Course Completion of MA 161 ( or MA 61 or MSR 61) and Course Completion of MA 174 ( or MA 163B) and Course Completion of MA 163BL and Course Completion of MA 164 and Course Completion of MA 160 ( or MA 60 or MSR 60 or MSR 69)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Current CPR certification, immunization and TB clearances, and physical examination required for participation in clinical experience.
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 clinical medical assisting skills in a variety of specialty
clinics or medical offices within medical assisting professional and
ethical scope of practice.
2. Apply principles which have been learned in the prerequisite and
corequisite theory and skills courses.
3. Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking involving proper
and safe use of equipment, procedures, and processes in a clinical
setting.
4. Plan and implement care in a safe, timely, and organized manner.
5. Communicate effectively, with cultural sensitivity, with patients,
physicians, and other medical staff members.
6. Demonstrate professionalism in a clinical setting.
7. Accurately document medical records.
8. Evaluate various clinical medical assisting occupational
opportunities.
9. Write a resume and cover letter.
10. Interview competently for a clinical medical assisting position.

Topics and Scope
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I. Clinical externship:  Clinical medical assisting experience in a
variety of specialty areas, to include but not be limited to, family
practice, obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, head and neck
surgery, dermatology, surgical clinics, wound care specialty clinic,
emergency room, and/or internal medicine.
   A.      Establish criteria for student evaluation
   B.      Students will be:
       1.      practicing within professional/ethical scope of practice
               for medical assistants
       2.      applying concepts and utilizing techniques learned in all
               previous courses and clinical experiences
       3.      communicating effectively with patients, instructor, and
               medical staff
       4.      planning and implementing care in a safe, timely and
               organized manner
       5.      administering medications safely
       6.      providing culturally sensitive care
       7.      maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality
       8.      documenting medical records within legal standards
       9.      demonstrating professional behaviors including:
               dependability, punctuality, cooperation, appropriate
               appearance, interest in and willingness to learn, and
               initiative
II.     Clinical conferences
    A. Orientation to clinical medical assisting externship
         1.    procedures and evaluations
         2.    expectations
         3.     assigned experience
    B. Analysis of skills and problem solving related to clinical medical
       assisting practice
    C. Resume writing and preparation for employment
    D. Preparation and completion of application form for California
    E. Certified Medical Assistant exam.

Assignments:
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1. Complete the required number of hours during assigned clinical
medical assisting externship in a medical facility under the
supervision of clinical instructor or designated clinical
supervisor.
2. Maintain a timesheet.
3. Maintain weekly journal.
4. Participate in post-clinical conferences, with instructor (and peers
in outpatient clinics).
5. Discuss clinical experience, participate in problem-solving
exercises, and roleplay interpersonal conflicts and communication
challenges during clinical conferences.
6. Demonstrate clinical aptitude by accurately and safely performing
clinical medical assisting skills.
7. Complete 5-25 written homework assignments from clinical setting
relating to clinical procedures, OSHA standards, laboratory
techniques, pharmacology, and administration of medications.
8. Write a resume and cover letter.
9. Roleplay job interview skills.
10. Adhere to standards of professionalism: dependability, punctuality,
cooperation, appropriate appearance, interest in and willingness to learn,
and initiative.
11. Participate in final performance evaluation with instructor,
including 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
15 - 20%
Written homework, Weekly journal; resume and cover letter.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 60%
Class performances, 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 and attendance.


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

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