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    Certificate Requirements

    HS 101: MEDICAL LAW AND BIOETHICS (5 Credits)

    This course emphasizes the basic principles and applications of law, ethics, and bioethics as they relate to the medical arena. It covers legal terms, consent, contracts, physician/patient relationships, professional liability, and various medical issues. Through lectures, class discussions, case studies, and library research, students acquire knowledge of the importance of their professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HS 111: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course provides a logical understanding of the language of medicine. Basic prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied, along with word analysis, word building, spelling, and pronunciation. These principles are applied to the study of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscle/joints, blood and lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular. Each body system is reviewed with anatomy and physiology; diagnostic, lab, and surgical procedures; and pharmacology for interest and knowledge.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HS 140: PHARMACOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course is a systematic study of basic pharmacology principles with emphasis on the skills and information needed to succeed in a working environment. Topics covered include drug classes, dosage calculations and measurement conversions, drug administration routes, and proper medication documentation procedures.

    Prerequisites Required: MM 150 or MM 212

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HS 200: DISEASES OF THE HUMAN BODY (5 Credits)

    Studies include the most common diseases of bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also study alternative treatments and pain management.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HS 210: MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    The course explores procedural guidelines for accomplishing various administrative tasks in the health care setting. Topics include management of patient information, operational functions, and general workplace competencies of health care employees.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HS 220: MEDICAL CODING AND INSURANCE (5 Credits)

    Using various coding methodologies, students learn basic coding principles used in filing insurance claims. Students also become acquainted with various types of health insurance and insurance terminology.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    HS 275: PROFESSIONALISM IN HEALTH CARE (2 Credits)

    This course introduces students to professionalism in the medical setting. Emphasis is placed upon communication, appearance, diversity, emergency preparedness, and preparation of the professional portfolio. Students prepare a portfolio that contains job search documents.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    MA 260: CLINICAL COMPETENCIES I (5 Credits)

    This course introduces students to procedures commonly performed in a health care setting with special attention to understanding how aseptic technique, documentation, and safety apply to each skill. Specific competencies will include: health history, vital signs, specialty exams, sterilization, minor surgical procedures, surgical asepsis, growth charts, and electrocardiograms (EKGs).

    Prerequisites Required: SC 131

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    MA 270: CLINICAL COMPETENCIES II (5 Credits)

    This course introduces students to procedures commonly performed in a health care setting with special attention to aseptic technique, documentation, and safety. Specific competencies will include: specimen processing, methods of quality control, capillary and venipuncture, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived testing, microbiology and immunology procedures, urinalysis, and administering medications.

    Prerequisites Required: MA 260

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    SC 121: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (5 Credits)

    In this course, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the various body systems, structures, cells, and tissues and the principles of homeostasis. Students are introduced to the organization and structure of the human body. This course includes a lab component.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    SC 131: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (5 Credits)

    In this course, which is a continuation of SC 121: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include, but not limited to, the cardiopulmonary, immune, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive systems. These systems will be covered on a cellular, tissue, organ, and system level.

    Prerequisites Required: SC 121

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

    MA 290: MEDICAL ASSISTING EXTERNSHIP AND EVALUATION (5 Credits)

    Successful completion of this course will require 160 nonpaid hours of clinical and administrative experience at an approved health care setting. Students will be evaluated on the performance of expected competencies, including a certification exam, by the end of this course.

    Prerequisites Required: HS 101, HS 210, HS 220, MA 270, and last term

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 57
    Total Program Credits: 57

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