MEDA220 Medical Assistant Externship
Department of Health Sciences: Medical Assisting
- I. Course Number and Title
- MEDA220 Medical Assistant Externship
- II. Number of Credits
- 4 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- Completion of all courses in the medical assisting program with a grade of C or better and permission of the Department of Health Sciences.
- V. Other Pertinent Information
Students must meet with the Clinical Coordinator, Health Sciences. Site placement could be based on CGPA. Prior to externship placement, students must submit:
- Requests for federal and state background checks
- Child Abuse Clearance Form
- Certification of Health Status
- Certification in CPR: Health Care Provider
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- The course prepares students to work in a medical office assisting physicians and office personnel by performing assigned duties in both administrative and clinical procedures. The work experience is supported by knowledge and skills gained in pre-requisite courses, site liaison feedback, and externship instructor site visits.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- perform varied clinical duties, including taking vital signs, maintaining examination and treatment areas, interviewing and taking patient histories, preparing patients for procedure, assisting physicians with examinations and treatments, collecting and processing specimens, performing routine diagnostic tests, administering medications, and performing venipunctures;
- perform varied administrative duties, including scheduling and canceling patient appointments, completing health insurance forms, recording charges, filing, transcription, and coding; and
- communicate accurately and respectfully with patients, families, and members of the health care team.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning ActivitiesPrevious learned competencies in, but not limited to, COMM105, HITT297, MEDA120, MEDA140, MEDA200, MEDA201, MEDA203 MEDA205, MEDA215, and MEDA216, are performed while working in a medical facility assisting physicians and office personnel.
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsAssessed through Site Liaison Evaluation Form, Rubric and Competency Checklist.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 2/99; Revised 4/05; Revised 12/2009; Revised 12/2014; New Core 8/2015;Revised 5/20