• Program: Medical Assistant
  • Course: Medical Assistant Administrative I
  • Course #: MAST1015
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces the student to a wide variety of medical office duties that are commonly performed by the Medical Assistant. Students will be introduced to the electronic medical record, the role healthcare team, legal and ethical implications of the profession, computer, telecommunications, and documentation.

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:
Identify Medical Assistant Scope of Practice
Explore medical ethics as it relates to the Medical Assistant
Demonstrate communication skills needed in the ambulatory care setting
Utilize technology in the ambulatory care setting
Analyze the physical environment of the ambulatory care setting
Demonstrate the use of telecommunication equipment
Describe scheduling system utilization
Model professionalism in the ambulatory care setting
Discuss impact of Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations in the ambulatory care setting
Demonstrate proficiency in initial applications of Total Practice Management System
Identify legal aspects of documentation
Define items that must be documented
Implement methods of documentation

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

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