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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: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    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: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HS 120: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (5 Credits)

    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 senses. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HS 130: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (5 Credits)

    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 reproductive.

    Prerequisites Required:

    HS 120

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    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, medical office software skills, and general workplace competencies of health care employees.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    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: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    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: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    MA 260: CLINICAL COMPETENCIES I (5 Credits)

    This course 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.

    Prerequisites Required: HS 130

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    MA 270: CLINICAL COMPETENCIES II (5 Credits)

    This course 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.

    Prerequisites Required: MA 250 and MA 260; students enrolled in the Medical Assistant Certificate: MA 260  

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    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: MA 270; last term

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    CS 119: ACADEMIC STRATEGIES FOR THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL (5 Credits)

    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.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    CS 121: PATHWAYS TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS (5 Credits)

    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)

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

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