Clinical Medical Assisting

  • Teacher: Shaun Harris 

    Program Overview 

    For students interested in a career in Clinical Medical Assisting, this course provides an opportunity to learn about various aspects of work in the clinical healthcare industry.  Among units to be covered: careers in healthcare, first aid, caring for patients, safety, analyzing vital signs, infection control, patient positioning, medical records, screening for hearing and vision.  Additionally, this course covers the types of technologies applied in healthcare as well as the business operations of how a medical assistant gathers, organizes and secures patients data.  

    Students will acquire skills through hands on learning experiences in the areas of vital signs, blood pressure, instrument identification and sterilization, and EKG machines. Students will be instructed in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, patient care, and preparation of patient space for examination. Students will become familiar with medical billing and coding, medical terminology and preventive health, affording them the ability to make informed decisions about the medical profession. The curriculum is presented through classroom instruction, computer-based learning, and hands-on related activities with many guest speakers, demonstrations, field trips, and opportunities to experience the field of medical assisting. 

    College Articulation Agreements:  

    Suffolk Community College Fee:  $171/3 Credits  

    HSC 110 (Medical Terminology) - (3 Credits)