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MAS 1102 Clinical Medical Assisting I

Introduction to the theory components of clinical assisting procedures in the medical office, emphasizing patient preparation, medical history interviews, vital signs, positioning and draping, medical asepsis, assisting with physical exams, pediatric assessment, techniques required for patient assessment and treatment during medical office emergencies and the role of the medical assistant in urgent situations with the physician present and also during the physician's absence. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Medical Assistant Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Identify the components of a preliminary patient interview.
  • Describe the components of obtaining accurate and complete vital signs.
  • Characterize assessment methods and equipment used by physicians during patient examinations.
  • Identify the proper care and use of medical office clinical equipment.
  • Describe the proper procedures of assessing and responding to various medical office emergencies.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3