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AH 120: Medical Terminology
(1) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Offered during the day in the Fall Semester and during the evening in the Spring Semester. Designed to provide a basic foundation for those working in health-related fields with medical vocabulary, including words associated with common laboratory, X-ray and surgical procedures, medical abbreviations, medical illnesses, and signs and symptoms of disease. Required for Radiographic/Imaging Sciences majors.

AH NC005: Medical Assistant I: Administrative & Clinical Instruction

This course prepares students to work as entry-level Medical Assistants in medical offices and clinics. The Administrative (Front Office) component includes HIPAA and other legal regulations, medical records, patient reception, and appointment scheduling. Clinical (Back Office) instruction includes: infection control, vital signs, diagnostic tests, and assisting with primary/family care and specialties such as surgery, OB/GYN, and pediatrics.

AH NC006: Medical Assistant II: Job Readiness & Field Work

This 160 hour course gives students job readiness skills and hands-on experience as Medical Assistants in local medical clinics and offices. Under supervision, students will perform administrative and clinical procedures within the Medical Assistant Scope of Practice, preparing them for future employment. Eligibility requires successful completion of Medical Assistant I, and proof of current immunizations (including hepatitis), current TB test, and CPR and First Aid certification.

AH NC020: Personal Care Attendant I: Basic Care

This course introduces students to entry-level Personal Care Attendant skills. Students will be taught how to assist patients and family with non-medically directed personal care and home management activities. It will prepare students to seek entry-level Personal Care Attendant employment. Topics include: Understanding and Working with Older Patients, Caregiver Ethics and Skills, Home Safety, Physical Movement, Communication, Nutrition, Medication Guidelines, Skin Care and Cleanliness, Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse, and Caring for the Caregiver.

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