Fundamentals of Medical Assisting - GCC

An introduction to both the theory and practical skills necessary to assist the physician with clinical and administrative procedures. Students explore the role of the professional medical assistant, the healthcare team, the history of the profession, and credentialing requirements. Course topics include how to obtain patient histories, documentation of procedures, coping skills of the medical assistant, therapeutic communication skills, establishing multicultural communication, the roles played by verbal and non-verbal communication, professional boundaries in the context of providing patient care, while understanding the impact of law and ethics on healthcare.
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Greenfield Community College
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Transformation Agenda

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Support Occupations -- Medical Assistants (31-9092)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Interactivity Type:
Presentation only - requires user to navigate through content.
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  • None

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