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AHEM 124 - Diagnostic Medicine


3 CR

This is the third in a series of courses on Medical Assistant skills. The focus is on diagnostic testing in the clinical setting including CLIA-waived Point-of-care testing, ECG, Spirometry.

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in AHEM 120 or permission of Program Chair.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the role and function of the clinical medical assistant.
  • Distinguish and use appropriate diagnostic procedures.
  • Perform CLIA-waived lab tests, including urinalysis, POC chemistry and hematology tests, and microbiology testing.
  • Perform Electrocardiography and spirometry testing.
  • Apply correct documentation procedures with traditional and computerized systems.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with workplace patients and staff.
  • Apply safety practices for the medical office.



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