Medical Office Professional (MEDOP)

MEDOP 20

HEALTH CARE ESSENTIALS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides an introduction to the healthcare profession. Includes human body structures and functions, basic math computations, infection control protocols and workplace safety, and effective communication skills. Emphasizes the legal and ethical scope of practice for healthcare professionals. [D]

MEDOP 21

CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $10

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 133 and MEDOP 236 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Focuses on the guidelines for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems and application of the rules to code patient services. Provides an overview of coding conventions, principles, regulatory guidance, and coding software. [D] (Formerly: BUS 21)

MEDOP 22

INT'L CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES-CLINICAL MODIFICATION (ICD-CM) CODE

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $10

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 133 and MEDOP 236.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Focuses on the guidelines and rules for the International Classification of Diseases-Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) coding system and the application of the rules to code patient diagnoses and procedures. Provides instruction on ensuring accuracy of diagnostic groupings and adherence to current regulations in code assignment. [D] (Formerly: BUS 22)

MEDOP 23

INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent; and BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 27, MEDOP 133, MEDOP 231, and MEDOP 236 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on the guidelines for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems and the rules for the International Classification of Diseases-Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) coding system. Introduces the student to health insurance and reimbursement. Develops an understanding of coding conventions, principles, billing practices, and the legal and regulatory issues in reimbursement methodologies. [D]

MEDOP 25

MEDICAL ASSISTING-CLINICAL PRACTICUM

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 135 or equivalent.

Laboratory 9 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides clinical experience in an ambulatory health care setting. Utilizes knowledge of medical assisting practices to support the physician in the provision of patient assessment and care. [D]

MEDOP 27

PHYSICIAN OFFICE LABORATORY PROCEDURES

4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 20, MEDOP 121, and MEDOP 230 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Trains students to perform the Physician Office Laboratory (POL) diagnostic tests, following the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. Trains students on the proper techniques complying with asepsis, sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization standards. Trains students to perform patient screening using established protocols, and screen test results. [D]

MEDOP 30

MEDICAL ASSISTING-ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICUM

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 135 or equivalent.

Laboratory 9 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides administrative experience in an ambulatory health care setting. Utilizes the knowledge of administrative medical assisting practices to support effective office functions. [D]

MEDOP 35

MEDICAL ASSISTING-MEDICAL INSURANCE BILLING AND CODING PRACTICUM

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 135 or equivalent.

Laboratory 9 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides experience in the application of managed care/insurance policies and procedures. Utilizes the most current procedural and diagnostic coding to achieve appropriate reimbursement. [D]

MEDOP 44

MEDICAL INSURANCE BILLING

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 133 and MEDOP 236 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Introduces the student to health insurance and reimbursement. Develops an understanding of common medical billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues, and differences in reimbursement methodologies. Covers principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, and payment processing, and the follow up process. [D]

MEDOP 45

MEDICAL ASSISTING COMPREHENSIVE PRACTICUM

4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 135 or equivalent.

Laboratory 12 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides clinical, administrative, and managed care/insurance practice and experience in an ambulatory healthcare setting. Utilizes the knowledge of medical assisting practice to support the delivery of patient assessment, care, and billing. [D]

MEDOP 121

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent; BUS 70 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the fundamental principles for creating and maintaining an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Reviews the history of the EHR and current trends in health care information applications such as clinical information systems, administrative information systems, and management support systems. Explores the transition from a paper-based health record to an EHR. [D]

MEDOP 133

HUMAN STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 20 and MEDOP 230 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Prepares students with the fundamental knowledge of human structure and functions. Introduces basic concepts of physical and chemical operations of organs and systems of the body. [D; CSU] (Formerly: MEDOP 233)

MEDOP 135

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 20 and MEDOP 230 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides a basic understanding of pathophysiology as a change from normal physiological functions of the various systems of the human body. Covers illness and disease within a systems framework across the lifespan. [D; CSU] (Formerly: MEDOP 235)

MEDOP 230

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students with a fundamental knowledge of how medical terms are constructed, pronounced, and spelled from word parts (prefixes, word roots, combining forms, and suffixes). Introduces diagnostic tools and procedures, and basic pharmacological and other treatment procedures currently used in patient care. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 230;ST 101)

MEDOP 231

ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING PROCEDURES

4 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 20, MEDOP 121, and MEDOP 230, or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Prepares medical assisting students to work in physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals, and other medical areas. Covers administrative and clerical functions of a medical assistant, including patient reception, scheduling appointments, telephone procedures, medical records management, practice finances, written communication, and professional and personal conduct. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 231)

MEDOP 234

CLINICAL PROCEDURES

4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 133 and MEDOP 236 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Trains students assisting the patient and physician in all medical office clinical procedures. Provides students with the essential knowledge to perform and document vital signs, body measurements, electrocardiograms, Physician Office Laboratory tests, and to administer medications and immunizations to patients. Instructs students on the proper preparation of instruments and materials for minor surgical procedures and specialty examinations. [D; CSU]

MEDOP 236

PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 71 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent BUS 70 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 20 and MEDOP 230 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students with essential knowledge of current practices and procedures utilized in the preparation and administration of medications to adults and special groups (elderly and children), emphasizing at all times the safety for both the health care professional and the patient. [D; CSU]

MEDOP 290

WORK EXPERIENCE IN MEDICAL ASSISTANT I

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Medical Assistant major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Medical Assistant major.

Laboratory 16 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces principles and skills acquired in the Medical Assistant major to on-the-job assignments. One unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. Credit may be accrued at the rate of two to four units per semester for a total of 16 units. The job supervisor and instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

MEDOP 291

WORK EXPERIENCE IN MEDICAL ASSISTANT II

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Medical Assistant major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 290 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Medical Assistant major.

Laboratory 16 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies beginning-level principles and skills acquired in the Medical Assistant major to on-the-job assignments. One unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. Credit may be accrued at the rate of two to four units per semester for a total of 16 units. The job supervisor and instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

MEDOP 292

WORK EXPERIENCE IN MEDICAL ASSISTANT III

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Medical Assistant major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 291 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Medical Assistant major.

Laboratory 16 hours

Offered: ALL

[ Provides intermediate-level principles and skills acquired in the Medical Assistant major to on-the-job assignments. One unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. Credit may be accrued at the rate of two to four units per semester for a total of 16 units. The job supervisor and instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

MEDOP 293

WORK EXPERIENCE IN MEDICAL ASSISTANT IV

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Medical Assistant major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 292 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Medical Assistant major.

Laboratory 16 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers advanced-level principles and skills acquired in the Medical Assistant major to on-the-job assignments. One unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. Credit may be accrued at the rate of two to four units per semester for a total of 16 units. The job supervisor and instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

MEDOP 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of Medical Office Professional of particular interest to the student and not included in the regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]