• Program: Medical Assistant
  • Course: Practicum
  • Course #: MAST2041
  • Total Credits: 6

Course Description

The focus of this clinical experience is to apply Medical Assistant skills in the ambulatory care setting to patients across the lifespan. Students will work under the supervision of clinical personnel. The emphasis is on delivering safe, competent care. Students will observe and/or participate in clinical and laboratory procedures and treatments. Ethical and legal obligations of the Medical Assistant are integrated throughout the experience. This practicum is an unpaid experience in an ambulatory care setting. This experience facilitates performance within the Scope of Practice for the Medical Assistant student.

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:
Demonstrate rooming procedures
Obtain patient history
Obtain accurate vital signs
Prepare patient for procedures and treatments
Demonstrate respect for diversity in approaching patients and families
Instruct patients in health maintenance and disease prevention
Demonstrate knowledge of clinical skills related to Anatomy and Physiology
Apply mathematics
Practice Standard Precautions
Apply Infection Control in the ambulatory care setting
Demonstrate communication methods
Observe Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waived testing
Execute data management
Demonstrate proficiency in Front Desk management
Observe business office functions
Utilize different types of insurance
Apply managed care policy and procedures
Perform within the Scope of Practice of the Medical Assistant
Ascertain the correct procedural code
Demonstrate Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) procedures
Distinguish legal aspects of practice
Implement a plan of professional ethics
Apply ethical behaviors
Evaluate safety in the working environment
Apply safety procedures
Acquire necessary resources to function as a Medical Assistant
Identify location of emergency equipment
Execute procedures in the lab

Credit Details
  • SOE: 6
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  MAST2021, MAST2035, and EMSV1155. Cleared Criminal Background study. Negative Mantoux or negative chest x-ray within 30 days of start of course. Current CPR (Health Care Providers or Professional Rescuer). Completed Immunization form (Hepatitis B, Varicella, Tetanus, MMR)
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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