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MAT 1200 — Clinical Medical Assisting I 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. Office safety and emergency preparedness for the medical assistant will be covered and participation in a mock exposure event. 'C' grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Medical Assisting Program
Corequisites: BHS 1390, BIO 1000, MAT 1100, MAT-1200L.