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2021-22 Catalog 
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AHEM 120 - Clinical Medicine

3 CR

This is the first in a cohort of courses focused on Medical Assistant skills. The course covers the basic knowledge and skills to assist with rooming patients in the clinical setting, including History & Physical, Vital Signs and patient preparation for the provider consult.

Prerequisite(s): Placement by assessment into ENGL&101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHEL 110, AHEL 120, AHEP 100, and BIOL 125 with a C or better; or permission of Program Chair.

Course Outcomes
  • Apply appropriate triage methodologies based on patient presentation and/or clinical scheduling.
  • Differentiate the appropriate skills for conducting a patient History & Physical as a Medical Assistant.
  • Demonstrate accurate and reliable measurements for Anthropometrics.
  • Demonstrate accurate and reliable measurements for Vitals.
  • Produce accurate and reliable documentation for the patient medical record from data collected for History, Physical, Anthropometrics, and Vitals.
  • Employ empathetic and consistent methodologies for preparing patients in the clinical setting.

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