• Program: Medical Assistant
  • Course: Clinical Procedures I
  • Course #: MAST1030
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of medical assisting in all types of ambulatory care settings. These fundamentals include: obtain and record a patient history, obtain vital signs, appropriate documentation, prepare for and assist with patient examinations, perform sterilization techniques and assist with procedures and minor office surgeries. The student will also follow medical and surgical asepsis and microbial control.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Incorporate principles of aseptic technique
Prepare examination and treatment areas
Incorporate principles of infection control
Coordinate maintenance of the examination and treatment areas
Obtain a complete patient's medical history
Measure accurate vital signs, heights and weights on adults
Measure accurate length, heights, weights, head and chest circumference on children
Set up for physical examination procedures
Assist with the physical examination procedures
Identify instruments used in a general physical exam
Identify instruments used in a special treatment
Describe sensory system exam and procedures
Perform within scope of practice
Demonstrate accurate medical documentation
Explain methods of disease prevention
Explain methods of health promotion
Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Admission into the Medical Assistant Program
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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