MA 120 : Clinical Medical Assisting II

Transcript title

Clinical Med Assist II



Grading mode

Standard letter grades

Total contact hours


Lecture hours


Lab hours



MA 110 and MA 111.


MA 121.

Course Description

Covers key medical assistant clinical cognitive, psychomotor, and affective competencies defined by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Medical Assisting Educational Review Board. Expands skills required to assist with diagnostic testing, outpatient procedures, and office-based lab testing. Increases mastery of standard precautions, infection control, medical and surgical asepsis, patient preparation, delivery of oral and parenteral medications, and patient nutritional needs.

Course learning outcomes

1. Prepare patients for specimen collection, exams, procedures and administer parenteral medications.
2. Perform common outpatient treatments, interventions, testing and diagnostic procedures.
3. Model safe and professional behavior in the clinical setting, including reliability, accountability, and application of standard precautions, medical asepsis, and sterile technique.
4. Apply quality control measures in the office-based lab when collecting, preparing, and tracking specimens for testing.
6. Identify patient nutritional needs.

Content outline

  1. Infection Control and Medical Asepsis
  2. Sterilization and Vital Signs
  3. Blood Borne Pathogens
  4. Nutrition
  5. Urinalysis and Complete Health History
  6. The Physical Exam/Growth Charts
  7. Immunizations and Reconstituting Medication
  8. Drug Calculations for Parenteral Medications
  9. Eye/Ear with Alternative Medication Routes
  10. Quality Control Measures in the Medical Office
  11. Professional Behavior in all Aspects of Medical Assisting

Required materials

Computer and textbook are required.

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