MA 224 - Medical Office Practice Practicum
Credit Hours: 1.0
This course offers student involvement in the daily activities and routine of a busy office located in a physician's office, a group situation, a health clinic or a health maintenance organization. Through instructor facilitation, the student is introduced to the office practical setting that is selected for its appropriateness to the student's certificate program. This course provides student contact with both paraprofessionals and patients. The student elects to complete an 80 hour supervised practicum experience to apply the administrative skills that have been learned in course work. The student will not be paid for the practicum experience.
Upon completion of this practicum course, the student will be able to:
- apply skills learned in class to situations encountered in the medical office;
- assist office staff as requested;
- interact courteously and calmly with patients; and
- perform administrative skills appropriate to the medical assistant certificate level.
Prerequisites: All courses listed for the first two semesters of the certificate program, or equivalent with permission of the MA program coordinator.
Concurrent Registration: MA 229