Medical Office Professional (MEDOP)

MEDOP 20

HEALTH CARE ESSENTIALS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: MEDOP 229 or MEDOP 230 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment 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 work place 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.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 121, MEDOP 133, MEDOP 135, and MEDOP 236, or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

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.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 121, MEDOP 133, MEDOP 135, and MEDOP 236 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

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 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.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 121, MEDOP 133, MEDOP 135, and MEDOP 236 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.

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.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 121, MEDOP 133, MEDOP 135, and MEDOP 236 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.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 121, MEDOP 133, MEDOP 135, and MEDOP 236, 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 38

MEDICAL ASSISTANT: ADMINISTRATIVE INTENSIVE TRAINING

12 UNITS

Grade Only

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

Prerequisite: BUS 70 or equivalent.

Corequisite: MEDOP 290.

Lecture 9 hours, laboratory 8 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides training for medical front office positions at the receptionist/secretarial level, including medical office procedures, written and oral communications, appointment scheduling, medical record maintenance, medical office site audit regulations, vital signs, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Emphasizes medical terminology as well as basic human body structures and functions. [D]

MEDOP 40

MEDICAL ASSISTANT: ADMINISTRATIVE INTENSIVE TRAINING---BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)

12 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $10

Recommended Preparation: SPAN 215 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: BUS 70 or equivalent.

Corequisite: MEDOP 290.

Lecture 9 hours, laboratory 8 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides training for bilingual (English/Spanish) medical front office positions at the receptionist/secretarial level, including medical office procedures, written and oral communications, appointment scheduling, medical record maintenance, medical office site audit regulations, vital signs examination, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Emphasizes medical terminology as well as basic human body structures and functions. [D] (Formerly: BUS 40)

MEDOP 41A

MEDICAL INSURANCE I

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $10

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

Prerequisite: MEDOP 230 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Introduces principles of medical records documentation, medical insurance practices, and plans. Provides practical experience in completion of universal claims forms and basic instruction in diagnostic and procedural coding. [D] (Formerly: BUS 232)

MEDOP 41B

MEDICAL INSURANCE II

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $10

Prerequisite: MEDOP 41A or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Prepares students for positions in physicians' offices, insurance billing departments, hospitals, and clinics. Emphasizes healthcare claims coding, processing, monitoring, and appeals as well as interpretation and processing of Explanation of Benefits (EOB). Focuses on the International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modifications (ICD-CM) and the Diagnostic Procedural Terminology (DPT) coding systems. [D] (Formerly: BUS 41)

MEDOP 44

MEDICAL INSURANCE BILLING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

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

Prerequisite: MEDOP 121, MEDOP 133, MEDOP 135, and MEDOP 236, or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

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.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 21, MEDOP 22, MEDOP 44, and MEDOP 231, 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 100

MEDICAL ASSISTANT: CLINICAL--- INTENSIVE TRAINING

12 UNITS

Grade Only

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

Prerequisite: BUS 70 or equivalent; MEDOP 40, MEDOP 229, MEDOP 230, or equivalent.

Corequisite: MEDOP 290.

Lecture 9 hours, laboratory 8 hours

Offered: ALL

Trains students to utilize their skills as medical assistants. Provides instruction in medical back office procedures, including vital signs, site audit regulations, clinical procedures, and examination techniques. Includes assisting the physician in minor surgical procedures, performing laboratory diagnostic tests, electrocardiograms, pulmonary function tests, and applying injections and immunizations. [D; CSU]

MEDOP 101

MEDICAL ASSISTANT: CLINICAL--- INTENSIVE BILINGUAL

12 UNITS

Grade Only

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

Prerequisite: BUS 70 or equivalent; MEDOP 40 or 229 or equivalent.

Corequisite: BUS 290.

Lecture 9 hours, laboratory 8 hours

Offered: ALL

Trains students to utilize their bilingual (English/Spanish) skills to work as medical assistants with a focus on the clinical component. Provides instruction in medical office procedures (front and back office), telephone techniques, English/Spanish interpretation, appointment scheduling, medical records, word processing, clinical procedures, vital signs, site audit regulations, and CPR. [D; CSU]

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.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 20 or equivalent; MEDOP 38, MEDOP 229, or MEDOP 230, or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the fundamental principles for creating and maintaining an electronic health record. Reviews the history of the electronic health record 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 electronic health record. [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.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 20 or equivalent; MEDOP 38, MEDOP 229, or 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.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 20 or equivalent; MEDOP 38, MEDOP 229 or 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 229

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY---BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH)

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: SPAN 215 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the study of English and Spanish medical terminology. Emphasizes word structure and usage in vocabulary that relates to body systems, medical processes and procedures, human disease, and pharmacology. [D; CSU]

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 assembled from word parts (prefixes, word roots, combining forms, and suffixes). Introduces diagnostic tools and procedures, 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.

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.

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 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.

Prerequisite: MEDOP 20 or equivalent; MEDOP 38, MEDOP 229, or MEDOP 230 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

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

MEDOP 237

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MEDOP 234 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes skills required by clinical research coordinators (CRCs), clinical research associates (CRAs), and principal investigators (PIs) in the clinical trials field. Discusses arranging of study sites; screening and follow-up of clinical study participants; dispensing the drugs and supplies; completing case report documents; and ensuring adherence to Good Clinical Practice guidelines. [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.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in medical assistant occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to weekly class activities, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D]

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.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in medical assistant occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to weekly class activities, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D]

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.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in medical assistant occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to weekly class activities, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D]

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.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in medical assistant occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to weekly class activities, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D]

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]