ERIC Number: ED103643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Medical Office Assistant.
Savage, Molly F.; Daughtry, Miriam
The manual provides guidelines for the development and implementation of programs for medical office assistants. A procedural outline for the development of two curricula have been included: one for a one-year (four quarters) program offering a diploma in medical assisting; and the other for a two-year (six quarters) program leading to an associate degree in Medical Assisting. The publication is designed to serve as a comprehensive guide, a reference source, and a framework around which the teacher may develop the content for each course of study as the specific teaching plans for the program are developed. A 250-page section offers suggested course outlines including behavioral objectives, outline of instruction, and suggested texts and references. Course outlines are included for the following subjects: orientation to medical assisting; medical terminology; typing; communication skills; basic health science; accounting; report writing; human relations; medical law, economics, and ethics; administrative procedures; examination room procedures; laboratory procedures; medical office practicum; data processing systems, grammar; human anatomy and physiology; composition; principles of sociology; and general psychology. Appended are an equipment list, program purposes, accreditation--approval process, and sample forms. (Author/MW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Allied Health Occupations Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Certificates, Educational Programs, Health Personnel, Medical Assistants, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Resource Materials, Units of Study, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Instructional Lab.