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Medical Assistant Program Courses

Medical Assistant Program Courses

Medical Assistants perform a wide array of clinical, clerical, and human relations functions, which ultimately contribute to fostering a sense of confidence among patients in the operation of the medical office.

This program is designed to provide students with strong foundations in patient care procedures and theory, medical office administration, and communication skills necessary for thorough, successful integration into any medical office. 

Below is a sample of some of the courses students enrolled in the Medical Assistant Program at the Upper Darby, PA and Voorhees, Cherry Hill and Linwood NJ campuses will take:

  • Course Title
    What this Course Is About
  • Medical Office Procecures
    This course teaches students basic medical office procedures. Topics include: medical office accounting systems, patient ledger cards, professional fees, credit arrangements, petty cash, posting of daily patient charges, making bank deposits, billing practices, delinquent collection practices, payroll for the medical office, filing in a medical office, and proper telephone techniques for the medical office. In addition this course is designed to introduce the student to the process by which a company will recruit medical staff, the orientation process for new staff, the training process for new hires, staff evaluations, staff records, and the process of dismissing an employee.
  • Anatomy and Physiology
    This course discusses the physical basis of life, and is concerned with the chemical and cellular organization, structure and functions of cells and tissues, included is an exploration of various related pathologies. Throughout the course, the study of the structure and function of the human body, related to each body system on a level of increased complexity, is studied. The body systems include the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, immune, lymphatic, cardiovascular/circulatory, urinary, digestive, respiratory, nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems. The complimentary nature of structure and function is investigated, as well as continued understanding of specific pathologies.
  • Medical Terminology
    This course provides students with a comprehensive background of medical root words, prefixes and suffixes. The course gives instruction on body structure, colors, oncology, anatomical planes and regions and provides students with the study of medical terms for the following body systems: integumentary, nervous, and eye and ear senses. Students will study of medical terms and abbreviations. Topic areas for medical terminology include the following systems: endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, musculoskeletal system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, urinary system, male reproductive system, female reproductive system, and Obstetrics and Neonatology.
  • Pharmacology
    In this course students will learn origins, classifications, administration and use of medications. Students will review pharmaceuticals related to each body system. Drugs for the pediatric and geriatric patients are also covered. Basic mathematical concepts will be utilized to develop student’s knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical calculations. Further Topics include: systems measurement, abbreviations, pharmaceutical calculations, resource materials usage, parts of a prescription and medication administration competencies.