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Medical Administrative Professional

Medical Administrative Professional

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Courses

MAP 50: Introduction to Medical Administrative Careers

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course introduces the documentation and revenue cycle operations of a medical office, clinic, or hospital office environment. Topics include the duties and responsibilities of the receptionist, scheduler, insurance biller, medical coder, transcriptionist, medical records auditor, HIPAA compliance officer, health information technician, and office manager as well as information on professional development and industry certifications for administrative medical personnel.

MAP 52: Medical Keyboarding and Document Production

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This keyboarding and document production course for medical office professionals combines medical terminology with advanced word processing skills. Exercises include practicing keyboarding drills, creating medical documents, and inserting electronic entries. The course emphasizes medical terminology, procedures, phrases, and commonly used terms.

MAP 54: HIPAA Compliance

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 1 hour.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course provides an easy-to-understand overview of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security rules and compliance tasks. Students summarize the analysis, training, and technology needed to properly plan and implement privacy and security policies. The course covers what HIPAA is, what is required, what the student can do to work toward compliance, and how the student can maintain compliance on an ongoing basis.

MAP 56: Introduction to Patient Advocacy

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course introduces students to the general practices and competencies of a patient advocate. It develops skills to help the patient advocate navigate through the complexities of today's rapidly evolving healthcare system from the patient's perspective. Students discuss the cultural, social, hereditary, and environmental influences on human behavior and personality development, including behaviors associated with death, dying and grieving, cultural beliefs, mental health, values, and practices regarding health and illness.

MAP 60: Introduction to the Electronic Health Record

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course provides students with an overview of all the information entered into and extrapolated from an electronic health record (EHR) as well as in-depth and practical training on EHR software. Students examine specific sections of the EHR in relation to health information management.

MAP 62: Medical Coding

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course provides entry-level training in medical coding. Students develop an understanding of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases-Clinical Modification(ICD-CM) Volumes I and II, and HCFA Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) as they are used in medical claims processing and record management. Students review both paper and electronic medical documentation to assign specific codes for diagnoses and billing.

MAP 64: Medical Insurance and Billing

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course provides an overview of health insurance. It introduces procedures for submitting insurance claims for reimbursement to major health insurance carriers and government agencies.

MAP 70: Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogen Standards

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 0.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course presents the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogen standards that protect health care workers from contracting infectious diseases, such as hepatitis, HIV-AIDS, and tuberculosis. Topics include compliance requirements, exposure control measures, exposure determination, protective equipment, and post exposure practices.

MAP 80: Medical Assistant--Clinical Back Office I

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 1.50 hours, laboratory 4.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course expands medical assistant proficiency in medical back office support. Students are introduced to the medical laboratory and equipment. The course emphasizes assisting physicians with exams and minor office surgical procedures. Topics include principles and practices of infection control, patient medical history and documentation, basic pharmacological concepts, and basic drug administration. Students perform CLIA approved procedures on urine, fecal, and microbiologic specimens.

MAP 82: Medical Assistant--Clinical Back Office II

Units: 3
Prerequisites: MAP 70 and MAP 80
Corequisite: MAP 90.
Lecture 1.50 hours, laboratory 4.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This course expands medical assistant proficiency in medical back office support. It presents students with the basic principles of performing and analyzing an electrocardiogram (ECG), pulmonary function testing, capillary puncture, and venipuncture. Topics include a review of the anatomy, physiology and electrophysiology of the heart and circulatory system; basic components of an ECG, normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms, review of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, Clinical Lab Improvement Act (CLIA) approved pulmonary function tests, capillary puncture techniques, and venipuncture. Students are instructed in methods of quality control for specimen collection, transport, and testing while they learn to screen patients for various diagnostic tests and test result reporting.

MAP 90: Medical Assistant Clinical Preceptorship

Units: 4
Prerequisites: MAP 80
Corequisite: MAP 82.
Laboratory 12 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This course provides medical assisting students with a hands-on, unpaid clinical experience in a health care facility. Students apply the skills they have learned from their courses in a safe, ethical, and legal manner. The course emphasizes enhancing communication skills, professionalism, and interpersonal relationships. Topics include goal setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to medical assisting. Each student works with their preceptor for 192 hours utilizing a variable time schedule.

MAP 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

MAP 296: Topics in Medical Administrative Professional

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in Medical Office Professional that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.

MAP 299: Occupational Cooperative Work Experience

Units: 1-4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

Cooperative Work Experience is intended for students who are employed in a job directly related to their major. It allows such students the opportunity to apply the theories and skills of their discipline to their position and to undertake new responsibilities and learn new skills at work. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

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