2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BTECM 149 Introduction to the Medical Office (5 credits)

Formerly BTECH 149

Course Description
An interpersonal networking course for medical office students, including discussion, guest speakers, and assignments related to topics such as the medical environment, medical staff, medical ethics and law, and the healthcare-related job market.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe the key events in medical history that have influenced modern day health care.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of differences among medical practice settings and health care delivery systems.
3. Discuss the importance of organizational, basic business, communication, and interpersonal skills and medical knowledge required of an Administrative Medical Assistant.
4. Describe the elements of teamwork that contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the medical office.
5. Examine the rationale for, importance of, and processes related to continuous quality improvement in the medical office including the continual advances in technology.
6. Summarize essential components of law related to health care and their impact on medical ethical scenarios.
7. Demonstrate understanding of the basic components and requirements of HIPAA.
8. Research various professional organizations that offer services and benefits for the Administrative Medical Assistant and related professions.

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