AHMA - Allied Health: Medical Assist

AHMA 191  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits ()

AHMA 201  MA Clinical Procedures I: 4 Credits (4 Lec)

Performance of CLIA waived laboratory tests. Topics include specimen collection, phlebotomy, specimen processing, record keeping, universal precautions, infection control, and quality control.

AHMA 203  MA Clinical Procedures II: 4 Credits (4 Lec)

Patient assessment, physical examination and patient treatments including: vital signs, patient education, medical emergencies and assisting the physician in medical specialty examinations and minor surgery. Students will learn the theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of infection control, medical and surgical asepsis and EKG.

AHMA 207  Medical Assisting in Healthcare Specialties: 2 Credits (2 Lec)

COREQUISITE: AHMA 203. (Sp) AHMA 207 will focus on skill development in the ancillary areas of healthcare including ophthalmology, otolaryngology, dermatology, allergy and infectious disease, gastroenterology, orthopedic, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, cardiology, pulmonology, urology, male reproduction, obstetrics, and gynecology. Emphasis will be placed on specialty exams and medical assisting duties specific to each specialty

AHMA 209  Geriatric Care: 4 Credits (3 Lec, 1 Lab)

(Su) AHMA 209 covers knowledge and skill development for assisting geriatric patients in long-term facilities, home health, memory care, assisted living, and hospice. Topics include daily care, safety, communication, legal/ethical practices, emergency care, end-of-life care, medical terminology, human structure/function, and chronic conditions/disorders.

AHMA 220  Phlebotomy: 4 Credits (3 Lec, 1 Lab)

COREQUISITE: AHMS 295. (Sp) The Phlebotomy course will focus on skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Topics include vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults. Collection of specimens from children and infants is discussed. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Students will learn the theory and principles of CLIA-waived laboratory tests and complete at least 40 hours classroom/lab training. Clinical hours will be completed through AHMA221

AHMA 221  Phlebotomy Clinical Training: 3 Credits (1 Lec, 2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: AHMS 295 and AHMA 220. (Su) This course includes clinical practice in specimen collection on adults, children, and infants as well as classroom certification exam preparation. Students will develop the skills, knowledge and attitude required for positions in a professional healthcare setting. At a clinical site, students will perform a minimum of 100 venipunctures during 100 non-paid externship hours. Emphasis is placed on infection control and prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. Upon successful completion of AHMA 220 and AHMA 221, students will be eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or American Medical Technologists (AMT) Phlebotomy Technician national certification

AHMA 280  Med Assisting Exam Prep: 1 Credits (1 Other)

Preparation for the AMT (American Medical Technologists) registration exam and/or AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) certification exam.

AHMA 291  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits ()

AHMA 298  Medical Assisting Externship: 4 Credits (4 Other)

PREREQUISITE: AHMS 295. (F, Sp, Su) Practical experience in physicians’ offices, medical/dental clinics, surgical centers, and hospital environments under supervision. This is a non-paid externship and consists of 160 hours