2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AHS 121 - Foundations of Medical Assisting II


Description: Introduction to patient assessment, diagnostic and surgical procedures, medication administration, and immunizations.

Prerequisites: AHS 120 , CSA 126 , HIM 240  and MAT 100  (or higher, or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment).

Credits: 4
Lecture: 3
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Medical history, patient assessment and examination 
  2. Minor diagnostic and surgical procedures 
  3. Specimen collection, processing, testing, and results 
  4. Aseptic techniques 
  5. Sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization 
  6. Electrocardiography 
  7. Diagnostic imaging in the outpatient setting 
  8. Pharmacology and medications 
  9. Immunization records 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Collect patient history and vital signs. (1,2,9) 
  2. Assist with minor surgical procedures. (2-5) 
  3. Perform electrocardiography. (2,6) 
  4. Discuss diagnostic imaging in the outpatient setting. (7) 
  5. Perform diagnostic and laboratory tests. (2,3,5) 
  6. Calculate medication dosages and administer medications. (8,9)