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Health Careers Education
Medical Assisting Simulation
This course is designed to build upon previous knowledge from medical assistant course. The student will apply critical thinking skills for medical assistants to include the process of planning, managing and delivering care to patients. During this course, the student will schedule, prepare and assist in the care of a group of virtual patients' health care needs. An emphasis will be placed on communication skills in relation to patients and their families. The student will manage a simulated clinic including patient charts, inventories, billing, scheduling, insurance form preparation, coding and other administrative and clinical duties. A variety of teaching methods, learning activities, and computer research and practical simulations are utilized.
Lara Skaggs
-Describe professionalism in Medical Assisting.

-Describe professionalism among other health care providers.

-Discuss effective communication skills with patients and with other health care professionals.

-Perform correctly basic administrative medical office procedures.

-Properly assist the physician with clinical procedures.

-Apply legal concepts that may guide the behavior of medical assistants.

-Apply ethical concepts that may guide the behavior of medical assistants.

-Demonstrate how to properly maintain a medical facility.

-Perform within the scope of practice for a medical assistant.

-Provide health education to patients.

-Perform proper billing procedures for a physician's office.

-Describe the importance of managing the medical office daily expenses.

-Demonstrate coping skills needed for the healthcare professional.
Medical Assistant Standards (CTTC)
American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
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Health Science Therapeutic Services Health Care Technician
Health Science Therapeutic Services Medical Assistant
Health Science Therapeutic Services Medical Assisting (FY2011)