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Medical Assistant Practicum

Course Number: 31509310
Credits: 3.00

Course Description

31-509-310 MEDICAL ASSISTANT PRACTICUM ...requires medical assistant students to integrate and apply knowledge and skills from all previous medical assistant courses in actual ambulatory health care settings. Learners perform medical assistant administrative, clinical, and laboratory duties under the supervision of trained mentors to effectively transition to the role of a medical assistant. This is a supervised, unpaid, clinical experience. CAAHEP required practicum. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of all Medical Assistant courses.)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring

Most NWTC classes are offered in 8-week sessions. Learn more about how our class schedule can help you succeed.

Course Competencies

  1. Perform administrative procedures
  2. Process insurance claims
  3. Monitor medical practice finance procedures
  4. Apply principles of medical asepsis and infection control
  5. Perform specimen collection
  6. Perform diagnostic testing
  7. Provide patient care
  8. Communicate effectively in a health care setting
  9. Apply legal and ethical concepts
  10. Instruct patients
  11. Perform medical office operational functions
  12. Demonstrate professionalism in a health care setting