Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Medical Assistant Clinical Practicum Seminar

 Title Abbreviation:   CLINICAL PRACTICUM SEMN

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    117

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.75

 CIP:    510801

 EPC:    381

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Discussion and critical analysis of student experiences in their various practicum placements. Topics include legal concepts, professionalism, and aspects of culture and application of front office and clinical skills. Includes a community service project and sitting for the CMA (AAMA) exam.


Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AHE 116.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 11

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the effect of culture on expectations of medical care.
  2. Set priorities regarding the medical care of patients.
  3. Become familiar with the different approaches to medical care as evidenced by the sharing of clinical practicum experiences.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.5 Develop self-monitoring and self-advocacy skills to effect positive life changes.

Course Contents

  1. Discussion of Externship Experience:
    • Clinical skills.
    • Front office skills.
    • Legal concepts.
    • Communication skills.
    • Cultural pluralism.
    • Professionalism.