CMA 101 Introduction to Medical Assisting

2 credits

Last Update Effective: 1/18/16

Foundational issues and trends surrounding the knowledge and skills necessary for practicing as a medical assistant. Overview of the U.S. health care industry, health care organizations and personnel, health as a concept, human development, professionalism, the roles and responsibilities of medical assistants, communication and interpersonal relations, patient education, and risk management. Emphasizes legal and ethical principles governing health services delivery.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Certified Medical Assistant program

Lecture: 1 hour

Laboratory: 2 hours