Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

HLT 140 ‡ Medical Assistant II (12)

Prerequisite(s): BIO 160, HLT 101, HLT 111, and HLT 139.

A continuation of HLT 139, this course teaches students additional concepts, skills, and terminology. Emphasis is on administrative aspects of running a medical practice, such as billing and coding, scheduling appointments, and keeping electronic medical records. The laboratory portion of the course simulates hands-on application in a medical office setting. The clinical externship focuses on therapeutic skills and on effective communication with clients, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals. Students learn the front and back office skills required to pass the Medical Assistant certification examination.

7 hours lecture, 16 hours laboratory.

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