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MAT 1100 — Introduction to Medical Assisting

Credit Hours: 3.00

Total Contact Hours: 40.00

Lecture Hours: 2.00

Lab Hours: 2.00

Introduces the health care delivery system and the role of the medical assistant and scope of practice in a variety of health-care environments with an emphasis on communication, legal implications, ethical considerations and infection control fundamentals in the exam and treatment areas. Investigation and exploration of medical records including the introduction of electronic health records (EHR). The student will describe the impact personal ethics and morals have on the delivery of healthcare to diverse individuals. 'C' grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Medical Assisting Program
Corequisites: BHS 1390, BIO 1000, MAT 1100L, MAT 1200.