Medical Assisting (MDA) at Wytheville Community College


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MDA 100 - Introduction to Medical Assisting
Introduces the student to the medical practice environment. Stresses the responsibilities of the humanistic approach in the rendering of health care.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MDA 101 - Medical Assistant Science I
Provides an in-depth study of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathology for the medical assistant. Focuses on clinical application and decision-making in the health environment.
Lecture 4-5 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6-7 hours per week.
4-5 credits
MDA 104 - Medical Assistant Science IV
Prepares students to perform diagnostic tests and assist with physical examinations including ECG administration, basic pulmonary function, testing, catheterization and assisting with minor surgery including sterilization.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MDA 107 - Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
Focuses on the administration of medications by the Medical Assistant. Introduces general principles of drug action, pharmacology of the major drug classifications, and drug effects.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
MDA 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MDA 203 - Medical Office Procedures
Instructs the student in the practice of the management of medical offices in areas such as receptionist duties, telephone techniques, appointment scheduling, verbal and written communications, medical and non-medical record management. Explains library and editorial duties, inventory, care of equipment and supplies, security, office maintenance, management responsibilities, placement, and professional ethics and professionalism.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
MDA 206 - Medical Office Bookkeeping and Insurance
Instructs the student in the practice of bookkeeping and insurance programs, laws, and the processing of claim forms.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits