ERIC Number: ED216131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Medical Office Assistant. Post Secondary Curriculum Guide.
Simpson, Bruce; And Others
This curriculum guide provides a model for a postsecondary medical office assistant program. It is divided into 10 sections. Section 1 overviews the philosophy, purpose, and goals for vocational education in Georgia. Contents of section 2 include a definition of the guide's purpose and program objective. Section 3 describes the occupational field, discusses employability skills, and provides information on exit points and task listing by Dictionary of Occupational Titles code. Examples of a curriculum structure and course outline are provided in section 4. Section 5 contains the unit guides for 24 units and 105 tasks. Each task contains the following information: task, performance objective, instructional activities, suggested instructional materials, evaluation, and classroom hours. Topics covered include medical assisting adjustments, housekeeping, assisting patients, vital signs, assisting with examiniations, nutrition, emergency procedures, typing, records management, minor surgery and surgical asepsis, wounds, medications, electrocardiography, physical therapy, radiography, specialty exams, business machines, accounting, writing letters, medical office procedures, and medical transcription. Section 6 includes an instructional resource matrix, list of textbooks, suppliers of materials, and additional instructional resources. Forms for recording student progress are provided in section 7. Section 8 addresses working with special needs students. Sections 9 and 10 contain facility layouts and definitions of terms. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Adult and Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. of Vocational Education.