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Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA 901-917)

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  • Description
  • Training Objective
  • Programme Modules
The current state of the medical industry offers numerous job opportunities for clinical medical assistants. A career as a clinical medical assistant may consist of performing clinical duties such as assisting doctors in daily routines, drawing blood, performing laboratory tests, preparing the examination room, accounting for and disposing of contaminated supplies, taking electrocardiograms, and sterilizing instruments. A graduate of this programme may qualify for such jobs as: front or back office medical assistant, receptionist, ECG technician, lab assistant or aide, blood donor technician, or phlebotomist

The programme runs for an 18 month period, and consists of 17 modules, with a total of 880 contact hours, which would generate 74 credits. Students will be trained via lectures, demonstrations, practical/lab sessions, monitoring, mentoring and an externship, and will be assessed throughout the programme based on the five criteria set out in the student evaluation document. Basic functions that an assistant will understand are, patient care, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, office administration, pharmacology, phlebotomy, electrocardiography, and laboratory procedures and practices. They would also be trained in the art of communication with doctors, patients, medical suppliers and others, both written and oral, greeting patients, administering medication as directed by a doctor, communicating with other health care practitioners. and ordering medical supplies.

Module

Module Title

CMA 901

Fundamentals of Medical Assisting

CMA 902

Psychological Aspects of Patient Care

CMA 903

Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology

CMA 904

Medical Law and Ethics

CMA 905

Ambulatory, Asepsis and Infection Control

CMA 906

CPR and First Aid

CMA 907

Introduction and Fundamentals of Pharmacology

CMA 908

Introduction to Applied & Clinical ECG

CMA 909

Introduction to Phlebotomy& Clinical Phlebotomy

CMA 910

Haematology

CMA 911

Applied Venipuncture

CMA 912

The Medical Laboratory Quality Assurance/Control

CMA 913

Safety in the Medical Laboratory/Lab Hazards

CMA 914

The Microscope & Laboratory Measurements

CMA 915

Urinalysis

CMA 916

Clinical Microbiology

CMA 917

Externship

 

 

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
ELECTROCARDIOGRAM TECHNICIAN ECG
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN
SURGICAL/OPERATING ROOM TECHNICIAN
CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT
DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN
MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAMME
BIO-MEDICAL TECHNICIAN