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Clinical Assisting and Pharmacology Class

Muscular System, Infection Control, Minor Office Surgery and Pharmacology

This Clinical Assisting and Pharmacology course covers the critical safety techniques and procedures. This includes the importance of asepsis and sterile techniques along with the proper use of personal protective equipment.

Medical Assistant students study:

  • Basic bacteriology and its relationship to infection and disease control
  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) rules and regulations regarding disease transmission in medical facilities
  • Basic math concepts to prepare for medication dosage calculations
  • The principles and various methods of administering medication
  • Basic pharmacology and the uses, inventory, classification and effects of therapeutic drugs
  • Positioning and draping of patients for various examinations
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the muscular system
  • Common diseases, disorders and medical terminology associated with the muscular system

Students also prepare for assisting with minor office surgical procedures.

Students in this Medical Assistant course spend time in a traditional classroom setting as well as in the school's clinical and computer labs.

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