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MA 109 HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1 Unit

Introduction to computer literacy and information technology in health care delivery. Hardware and software, communications and networking, ethical issues, and HIPAA privacy concerns. Topics covered include administrative applications (such as electronic medical recordkeeping), clinical systems involved in direct patient care, and special-purpose applications (such as simulation software used in the education of health care professionals). Recommended working knowledge of a computer. Short term class. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1891 10:00am- 2:50pm F       LecLab  CEC207 LAW S       
         Short Term: 08/31/12-10/19/12

MA 110 MEDICAL OFFICE MICROCOMPUTER MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS 1 Unit

Spreadsheets, accounts receivable, insurance entry, patient demographic entry, and scheduling systems as they apply to the medical office. Recommended keyboarding speed of 30 WPM. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1890 10:00am- 2:50pm F       LecLab  CEC207 LAW S       
         Short Term: 10/26/12-12/7/12

MA 111A MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES I 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): None.
Career opportunities; basic office procedures including patient reception, appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, interpersonal relations; computer data entry; initial processing of managed care patients; oral communication; medico-legal doctrines. Recommended minimum keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute. Total of 72 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1893 10:00am- 1:20pm MW      LecLab  CEC207 KLICH J     

MA 115 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3 Units

Physiological and anatomical terms referring to human tissues and organic systems; medical abbreviations; introduction to medical records and prescription writing; use of medical dictionaries. Recommended Physo 100. Total of 54 hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1054  8:00am- 9:35am MW      Lecture CEC219 JUETT P     
   #2178  8:00am-11:20am Sat     Lecture CEC219 NAKANO J Y  
   #1923  1:00pm- 4:20pm W       Lecture CEC219 JUETT P     
   #1887  5:30pm- 8:50pm Tu      Lecture CEC219 JUETT P     

MA 120 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MA 122A.
Research or clinical project including experience in clinical practice settings, practical laboratory assignment, lecture attendance, literature review and community projects. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2231                 TBA     I-S     FLD    RODRIGUEZ BL
         3.4 Hours TBA per week
         FLD: Field Study

MA 122A CLINICAL ASSISTING TECHNIQUES I 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of MA 111A, MA 115 and Physo 100.
Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations; medical asepsis and infection control; vital signs and height/weight measurements; initial medical record documentation; maintenance of the clinical facility; specimen processing. Total of 27 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1625  1:30pm- 4:50pm M       LecLab  CEC228 ABRAMS C    
         Short Term: 08/28/12-10/16/12
       &  9:00am- 1:25pm Tu              CEC204 KLICH J     
   #1925  1:30pm- 4:50pm M       LecLab  CEC228 ABRAMS C    
         Short Term: 08/27/12-10/15/12
       &  9:00am- 1:25pm Th              CEC204 KLICH J     
   #1631  2:30pm- 5:50pm W       LecLab  CEC222 RODRIGUEZ BL
         Short Term: 08/29/12-10/18/12
       &  9:00am- 1:25pm Th              U126   KLICH J     
   #2158  6:00pm- 9:30pm TuTh    LecLab  CEC220 ABRAMS C    
         Short Term: 10/30/12-11/27/12
       &  8:00am- 5:00pm Sat             CEC205 RODRIGUEZ BL

MA 122B CLINICAL ASSISTING TECHNIQUES II 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): MA 122A.
Corequisite(s): None.
Patient history and interviewing, techniques of assisting the physician with patients, sterilization techniques, minor surgeries and sterile dressing change, staple and suture removal, theory of x-ray examination and treatment. Total of 27 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1633  1:30pm- 4:50pm M       LecLab  CEC228 ABRAMS C    
         Short Term: 10/22/12-12/13/12
       &  9:00am- 1:25pm Th              CEC204 KLICH J     
   #1632  1:30pm- 4:50pm M       LecLab  CEC228 ABRAMS C    
         Short Term: 10/22/12-12/11/12
       &  9:00am- 1:25pm Tu              CEC204 KLICH J     

MA 127 MEDICAL INSURANCE 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MA 110 and 115.
Types of health insurance and billing procedures. Procedure codings. International Classification of Diseases -- Clinical Modifications. Total of 54 hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1966  6:00pm- 9:00pm TuThSat Lecture CEC138 RODRIGUEZ BL
         Short Term: 10/11/12-10/27/12
       &  8:00am- 5:00pm Sat             CEC138 RODRIGUEZ BL

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