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If you are interested in working in both the administrative and clinical sides of healthcare, you might consider Sanford-Brown's Certificate in Medical Assistant program. Read on to learn more about this program.
Sanford-Brown's Certificate in Medical Assistant program is designed to equip you with the skills needed to handle both administrative and basic clinical responsibilities in hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, or ambulatory centers. You have the opportunity to study areas such as medical law, medical ethics, medical practices, and medical communications. You could also learn about insurance, medical records, laboratory procedures, and patient preparation. This program also includes an externship that consists of clinical hours and is supervised by a medical professional.
Those thinking of applying to Sanford-Brown's Certificate in Medical Assistant program should have an interest in the healthcare industry and a basic familiarity with computers and the internet. Potential Sanford-Brown students must live in close proximity to campus locations.
This course of study consists of 40.5 credits. This includes the externship.
Medical Assistant Course Requirements
|Course Code||Course Name|
|MA 115||Human Relations|
|MA 116||Medical Terminology|
|MA 117||Clinical Asepsis|
|MA 118||Computer Applications|
|MA 119||Medical Law and Ethics|
|MA 120||Clinical Procedures|
|MA 121||Medical Office Applications|
|MA 122||Anatomy & Physiology - Urinary System / Male & Female / Reproduction|
|MA 123||Urinalysis & Microbiology|
|MA 124||Health Insurance|
|MA 125||Anatomy & Physiology - Respiratory / Digestive / Endocrine|
|MA 127||Computerized Billing|
|MA 128||Anatomy & Physiology - Nervous / Blood / Lymphatic / Special Senses|
|MA 130||Management Skills|
|MA 131||Anatomy & Physiology - Integumentary / Muscolosketal|
|MA 133||Medical Assistant Externship|
Sanford-Brown's Certificate in Medical Assistant program graduates could pursue entry-level careers as medical assistants. Responsibilities could include consulting with physicians, handling patient scheduling, basic clinical procedures, or patient preparation.
Another option for Sanford-Brown's Certificate in Medical Assistant program graduates is to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing. This degree could prepare you to sit for the registered nurse exam. You could also go on to study a master's degree in nursing. Other degrees you could pursue include but are not limited to the following: