The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled health professional who plays an important role as a member of the health care team in a variety of medical settings. The Medical Assistant program introduces students to anatomy and physiology of the body systems, medical terminology, and required clinical and administrative skills needed for an entry-level Medical Assistant position. Students will engage in ""hands on" training in clinical and administrative procedures such as injections, veni-puncture, telephone techniques, filing and preparation of medical records. After successful completion of all classroom training, the student will then complete an externship in a healthcare setting.
Graduates from the diploma program are prepared to seek entry-level positions such as: Clinical Medical Assistant, Administrative Medical Assistant, Medical receptionist, Medical Bookkeeper, and Laboratory Assistant.
Each course stands alone as a single unit of study and is not dependent upon prerequisite training. A student may enter the program at the beginning of any course and continue through the sequence until the completion of all courses.
The unpaid externship is undertaken following the successful completion of all classroom training.