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College Catalog: Course Listings: Medical Assisting

MDA 207 – Medical Law and Ethics
Instructs the student in the legal relationship of the physician, patient, and medical assistant; professional liabilities, Medical Practice Acts, professional attitudes and behavior and the types of medical practice. Also includes a basic history of medicine.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits

MDA 208 – Medical Office Coding
Introduces the students to ICD-9and CPT-4 classification coding systems used in physician offices, hospitals and ambulatory care settings.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

MDA 209 – Medical Office Insurance
Focuses on various medical insurance policies with in-depth study of health insurance and managed care including capitation versus few for service in the HMO area. Discusses managed care companies in this area and their requirements.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

MDA 210 – Medical Office Software Applications
Instructs the students in the use of software in the medical office including billing, scheduling appointment and patient records.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits

MDA 296 – On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
1 credit at PDCCC

MDA 297 – Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college’s cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits