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As a medical assistant, you could have the opportunity to work directly with patients and assist with their care and well-being. If you are interested in pursuing opportunities in this rewarding field, our medical assistant program can help you gain the relevant experience and skills to become a qualified candidate. At Kaplan University, we strive to prepare you with the necessary clinical and administrative knowledge to seek various entry-level positions.
Our program offers a comprehensive curriculum combined with hands-on training on equipment typically used in a medical setting. The various courses offered can train you to perform specific duties such as assisting the supervising physician with administering injections, taking vital signs, recording EKGs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, carrying out basic accounting procedures, and understanding the fundamentals of charting and documentation. To enhance your career-based experience, you will also complete a practicum that enables you to apply classroom learning in a real-world setting.
The Medical Assistant Certificate program is currently offered at our Hagerstown, MD campus.
To help you develop the relevant knowledge and skills to seek a career
in the medical field, Kaplan University's medical assistant program
provides instruction in the following:
Students completing the medical assistant program could pursue entry-level positions, or related positions, in a doctor's office,
clinic, or other medical facility, such as*:
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Campus Start Date
Jul 31, 2013
Campus Start Date
Oct 16, 2013
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
Total Program Credits: 52
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 study 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; as well as pharmacology for
interest and knowledge.
This course is an integrated study of the
human body. The focus is on understanding the interrelated nature
of the systems of the body. This includes the concept of
homeostasis as well as the relationship between structure and
function. This course encompasses the anatomy of selected systems
as well as the physiology and terminology as applied to the body.
The course presents the chemical basis of life and provides a
basic understanding of cells, cellular metabolism, and tissue
composition and functions. The course also includes the study of
the structures and functions of the following systems:
integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and
This course is the continuation of integrated
study of the human body. This course encompasses the anatomy of
selected systems as well as the physiology and terminology as
applied to the body. The course also includes the study of the
structures and functions of the following systems: circulatory,
lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and
The course explores procedural guidelines for
accomplishing various administrative tasks in the health care
setting. Topics include management of patient information,
medical office software skills, and general workplace
competencies of health care employees.
Using ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes, students
learn basic coding principles used in filing insurance claims.
Students also become acquainted with various types of health
insurance and insurance terminology.
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.
introduces students to the educational
theory of 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, and surgical asepsis.
introduces students to the educational
theory of 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: phlebotomy, specimen processing, growth charts, instrumentation,
methods of quality control, capillary puncture, CLIA-waived testing, microbiology
procedures, urinalysis, and administering medications.
Successful completion of this course will
require 160 hours of clinical and administrative experience at an
approved health care setting. Students will be evaluated on the
performance of expected competencies at the end of the course.
The course requires a final presentation. The online version of
MA 290 requires each student to work with the School of Health
Sciences clinical staff to locate an externship site a minimum of
two terms prior to beginning the externship.
MA 270; final term of study
Designed to facilitate personal and
professional success, this course introduces students to the
purposes and processes of university education. An emphasis is
placed on study, communication, and thinking skills that support
academic achievement. Students also examine the relationship
between learning and motivation.
Designed to facilitate personal and professional success, this course introduces students to the purposes and processes of university education. An emphasis is placed on study, communication, and thinking skills that support academic achievement. Students also examine the relationship between learning and motivation. (Onsite only)
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.
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Kaplan University tuition reductions (including active-duty, spouse, and veterans military tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for active-duty servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
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