2021-2022 Preliminary Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Apr 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Preliminary Yavapai College Catalog

AHS 120 - Foundations of Medical Assisting I


Description: Introduction to the role of the Medical Assistant. Preparation for work in a medical office including legal aspects, communication, customer service and records management.

Prerequisites: BIO 160 (or BIO 201 and BIO 202 ), AHS 100 , AHS 130 and CSA 126

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Legal aspects of health care 
  2. Infection control and asepsis principles 
  3. Basic psychology principles 
  4. Customer and patient relations 
  5. Diversity and culture in health care 
  6. Verbal and nonverbal communications 
  7. Medical office administrative functions 
  8. Medical records management 
  9. Medical office emergencies 
  10. Basic nutrition and therapeutic diets 
  11. Outpatient coding and insurance 
  12. Financial bookkeeping and billing 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify legal concerns in the physician's office. (1) 
  2. Utilize infection control procedures. (2) 
  3. Apply basic psychological principles. (3-6) 
  4. Utilize techniques of customer and patient relations. (3-6) 
  5. Practice administrative duties of the medical office. (7, 8,11,12) 
  6. Practice management of medical records. (7,8) 
  7. Explain medical office emergencies. (9) 
  8. Explain basic nutrition principles. (10) 
  9. Describe diagnostic and procedural coding. (11) 
  10. Utilize financial management principles. (11,12)