Jun 07, 2023  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

Medical Assisting

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Program Description:

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Apply proficient knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology to health care procedures.
  2. Examine patient charts and perform clinical duties / procedures essential in patient care
  3. Evaluate patient files and perform administrative duties and information management in health care setting
  4. Analyze workplace decisions to be able to communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and co-workers
  5. Develop an awareness of and be able to recognize ethical and legal responsibilities of health care

Professional Accrediting Body: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

State Agency/Entity Oversight:

Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded: Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting curriculum, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills to establish eligibility for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA[AAMA]) exam. The credential is optional.

Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT):

General Education Requirements*: 15-16 SCH

Course Titles 15/16 Hrs.
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I   3
PSYC 1030 - General Psychology   3
1Guided General Education Elective 3
General Education Humanities Course  3
General Education Math or Natural Science Course 3-4

1In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate General Education elective from the categories or Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Math/Natural Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences.



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