Breckinridge School of Nursing
Breckinridge School of Nursing

Medical Assisting and Administration: Associate of Science Degree
Hialeah, FL Campus

Course Descriptions

AP2530 Human Anatomy and Physiology I | A 4.5 credit hour Science course

This course introduces students to anatomy and physiology of the human body using a systems approach, focusing on the integumentary system, bones and skeletal tissues, joints, muscles, the nervous system, special senses and the endocrine system. This course includes a laboratory component.

AP2630 Human Anatomy and Physiology II | A 4.5 credit hour Science course

Building upon Human Anatomy and Physiology I, this course focuses on the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, as well as metabolism, acid-base balance, fluid and electrolyte balance and nutrition. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: AP2530 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or equivalent

CO2520 Communications | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

This course focuses on the communication skills and attitudes required to be effective in a professional environment. Students compile and present a portfolio of their projects and create and evaluate a variety of business communications. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 54 credits earned in the program of study including EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

EN1320 Composition I | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course examines phases of the writing process, with emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for communicating clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite: GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

EN1420 Composition II | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course builds on the foundations of Composition I with emphasis on rhetorical structures, argumentation and research. Students study how to make strong arguments using visual and oral communication techniques. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

GS1140 Problem Solving Theory | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces students to fundamental principles, strategies and methods of problem solving theory.

GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional | 4.5 credit hours

This course reviews characteristic and trends of the global information society including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professionals and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

GS2745 Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional | 3.0 credit hours

This course focuses on skills, characteristics and attitudes that contribute to professional life. Topics include personal integrity, business communication skills, teamwork and conflict resolution, financial literacy, professional work habits, networking and social media, and lifelong learning. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 65 credits earned in the program of study; Prerequisite or Corequisite: CO2520 Communications or equivalent

HM1120 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces elements of medical terminology, such as the foundations of medical terms used to describe the human body and its conditions, terminology for medical and surgical procedures and recognition of common abbreviations. This course also provides a basic overview of anatomy.

HM1310 Information Systems and Technology in Healthcare | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces the basic principles and mechanics of the electronic health record, data retrieval and storage, and healthcare computer systems. Topics include the use of hardware and software in data collection, storage, analysis and reporting, the importance of data quality, entry, integrity and reliability as well as confidentiality, and the use of security measures to protect electronic health records. Prerequisite: GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

HM2520 Medical Coding I | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces principles and guidelines for using the International Classification of Diseases ("ICD") and Current Procedural Terminology ("CPT") systems to code diagnoses and procedures in healthcare settings. Emphasis will be placed on students using coding manuals and encoding software to practice diagnosis and procedure coding, and sequencing of diagnoses and procedures. Students will be introduced to coding medical records and operative reports. Prerequisite: AP2630 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or equivalent

HM2620 Medical Coding II | 4.5 credit hours

Building on Medical Coding I, this course focuses on advanced use of the International Classification of Diseases ("ICD") and Current Procedural Terminology ("CPT") systems to code diagnoses and procedures in healthcare settings. This course also focuses on enhancing students'' coding skills. Prerequisite: HM2520 Medical Coding I or equivalent

MA1210 College Mathematics I | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course focuses on fundamental mathematical concepts including quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and matrices. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GS1140 Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

ME1231 Administrative Medical Assisting | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces the role of the medical assistant in the administrative department of a medical office, including the medical assistant''s duties and responsibilities and working with various medical specialties. The course also examines the skills and knowledge used to perform medical administrative tasks like receiving patients, scheduling appointments, patient triage, handling medical records, and processing medical claims. Course topics include communication skills, compliance and regulatory issues, medical law and ethics, medical office management and professionalism.

ME1431 Clinical Medical Assisting | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces the knowledge and skills commonly performed by the clinical medical assistant. Topics include infection control, blood-borne pathogens, universal precautions, asepsis, vital signs, medical histories, diagnostic procedures, nutrition, minor surgery, wound care, patient education and assisting with pediatric and geriatric patients. Prerequisite: AP2630 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or equivalent

ME2531 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores medical office laboratory procedures. Topics include laboratory safety, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), quality control testing, laboratory equipment and the medical assistant''s scope of practice in the medical laboratory, proper collection and handling techniques, waived laboratory procedures and patient preparation, capillary and venipuncture techniques and processing specimens. Prerequisite: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent, ME1431 Clinical Medical Assisting or equivalent

ME2610 Medical Reimbursement and Documentation | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces medical reimbursement systems. Topics include the assignment and reporting of codes for diagnoses and procedures/services, completion of CMS1500 claims for inpatient, outpatient, emergency department and physician office encounters, revenue cycle management, and regulatory issues. Prerequisites: ME1231 Administrative Medical Assisting or equivalent, HM2520 Medical Coding I or equivalent

ME2631 Medical Office Specialty Procedures | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores a medical assistant''s role in medical office specialty procedures and exams. Topics include a review of anatomy and common diseases by body systems, electrocardiography, spirometry, prenatal exams, assistive devices, cast care and minor office surgical and emergency preparedness procedures. Prerequisites: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent, ME1431 Clinical Medical Assisting or equivalent

ME2635 Medication Administration | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces medication administration, and appropriate uses, common side effects, and classification of commonly used drugs. Topics include prescription requirements, medication preparation and administration, dosage calculation, allergy testing and laws regulating medications. Prerequisites: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent, ME1431 Clinical Medical Assisting or equivalent

ME2799 Medical Assisting and Administration Externship | 6.0 credit hours

This course is designed to help students make the transition from the classroom to a medical office environment. The 180-hour, supervised, unpaid clinical experience in an ambulatory healthcare setting combines practical application with elements of courses in the program of study. The course focuses on the demonstration of competencies consistent with program outcomes. The course also includes a phlebotomy activity to meet the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) requirement. Prerequisites: Completion of all core courses in the program of study

PY2750 Introduction to Psychology | A 3.0 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces psychological theories related to the human mind and human behavior. The course involves the science of perception, learning, information analysis, and psychological development over the human life span. Prerequisite: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent


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