ERIC Number: ED350449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Medical Assisting Program Guide.
Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Vocational Education.
This guide presents the standard curriculum for technical institutes in Georgia. The curriculum addresses the minimum competencies for a medical assisting program. The program guide is designed to relate primarily to the development of those skills needed by individuals in the medical assisting field, such as medical law and ethics, typing, medical terminology, pharmacology, medical administrative procedures, and medical assisting skills. The General Information section contains the following: an introduction giving an overview and defining purpose and objectives; a program description, including admissions requirements, typical job titles, and accreditation and certification statement; and curriculum model, including standard curriculum sequence and lists of courses. The next three sections describe the courses under the following categories: (1) General Core Courses (English, basic mathematics, psychology); (2) Fundamental Occupational Courses (anatomy and physiology, medical terminology for allied health science, keyboarding/typewriting, office procedures, medical law and ethics, pharmacology); and (3) Specific Occupational Courses (medical administrative procedures I and II, medical assisting skills I and II, human diseases, maternal and child care, medical assisting externship, medical assisting seminar). Each course consists of the following elements: course overview (description, competency areas, prerequisites, credit hours, contact hours); course outline with student objectives and class and lab hours; and resource list. An equipment list is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Anatomy, Behavioral Objectives, Clinical Experience, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Job Skills, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Medical Assistants, Medical Record Administrators, Office Practice, Pharmacology, Physiology, Postsecondary Education, Program Guides, State Curriculum Guides, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Note: For the program standards, see CE 062 132.