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Clinical Medical Assisting

Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
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Hybrid course. Meets online and on 6 Saturdays in Winooski: 5/30, 6/13, 6/27, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15.

Course Description:

An introduction to the clinical skills required by the medical assistant. Instruction includes theory, principles, and practical skills related to infection control, patient care, documentation, patient education, and the operation and maintenance of clinical equipment. This course includes a lab. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology and Human Biology, or equivalent knowledge, and a criminal background check.

Essential Objectives:

1. Describe the role and functions of a medical assistant in collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, performing basic laboratory tests, and assisting the physician during the medical exam.
2. List and describe the methods for preparing and maintaining examination and treatment areas, preventing infection by using aseptic techniques, and preparing the patient for examinations, procedures and treatments.
3. Identify and explain the functions of regulatory agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), and describe the consequences of non-compliance in physician’s offices and clinical facilities.
4. Identify guidelines for safe handling of chemical and biological hazards as required by OSHA.
5. Describe the waived tests included in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and discuss the role of the medical assistant in performing waived tests under the guidance of a supervising medical professional.
Laboratory Objectives:
1. Model and practice recording a medical history, working with patient charts, and applying methods of documentation.
2. Model and practice the ability to obtain vital signs and measurements.
3. Model and practice patient education regarding nutrition, medication and special tests.
4. Model and practice therapeutic communication skills by role playing a variety of patient care scenarios.
5. Model and practice proper infection control procedures, including hand washing, gloving, gowning, preparing and maintaining examination and treatment areas, and setting up and maintaining a sterlie surgical field.
6. Model and practice common minor surgical instruments, the maintenance and sterilization of the equipment, including chemical disinfection and autoclaving, wrapping, and recordkeeping techniques.
7. Model and practice an understanding of, and the ability to educate patients on, common physical therapy modalities, including hot and cold treatments, massage, and ultrasound and the use of mobility assistance devices.


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.


The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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