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Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting - Online

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  • Objectives
    Earning a medical assisting degree online at Kaplan University is designed to prepare you to enter one of the fastest-growing, most versatile professions in the health care industry.* As a medical assistant, you will interact with patients, physicians, and other health care providers on a regular basis. Through a combination of traditional teaching and hands-on training, this program is designed to help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to become a professional medical assistant.
  • Course description
     Program Highlights

    In the medical assisting program, you will enjoy the convenience and flexibility of online learning while you study to develop career skills such as:

        * Assisting physicians in patient preparation and examination
        * Communicating professionally and providing instructions to patients
        * Performing routine laboratory tests, such as blood work, venipuncture, urinalysis, and electrocardiograms
        * Recording patients' vital signs and managing patient records

    CORE

    Courses      Credits
    Communication Course     5
    Mathematics Course     5
    Communication Course     5

    MAJOR

    Courses      Credits
    Academic Strategies for the Health Care Professional     5
    Medical Law and Bioethics     5
    Medical Terminology     5
    Anatomy and Physiology I     5
    Anatomy and Physiology II     5
    Pharmacology     5
    Diseases of the Human Body     5
    Medical Office Management     5
    Medical Coding and Insurance     5
    Professionalism in Health Care     2
    Clinical Competencies I     5
    Clinical Competencies II     5
    Medical Assisting Externship and Evaluation     5

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