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MAT 1020 — Medical Assisting II 4 Credit hours  2 Contact hours

Demonstrates knowledge of the techniques employed by the medical assistant during a general physical examination, taking and recording vital signs, proper chart documentation, practicing and applying medical and surgical asepsis and infection control. An introduction to diagnostic laboratory procedures performed in the physician's office laboratory and medical laboratory science. Principles of laboratory procedures will be studied by observation, discussion and practice in the laboratory sessions. Emphasis on collection, proper handling, including blood and body fluid restrictions, basic hematology procedures, routine urinalysis, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment- waived laboratory testing, capillary puncture and venipuncture for competency. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: MAT 1010, BIO 1110, BHS 1380
Corequisites: MAT-1020L, BIO 1120, BHS 1390.