Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
MAP106Medical Office Essentials2This is an entry-level course consisting of the basics of medical terminology, HIPAA, and front office protocol. It is intended for the individual with little or no prior medical office background. Course will include lecture and practice via front office simulation software.Loading...
MAP110Medical Office Management I2Course emphasizes administrative responsibilities. Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains including written communications, records management, bookkeeping,banking, emergency preparedness and protective practices.In addition, this course includes computer skills in word processing, medical reports and business correspondence; professional applications of e-mail and internet research, introduction to computerized medical office and HIPAA requirements.Loading...
MAP118Medical Office Management II4Study of health insurance, HMOs, Workers' Compensation, Medicare, Tri-care and Medicaid. Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains including insurance filing, CPT, ICD and HCPCS coding, posting of charges/payments both manually and with computer applications, telephone techniques, fax machine, appointment scheduling and chart audits. Students keep financial records and utilize both EMR and traditional charts to manage patient records. Psychomotor skills include inventory control, purchasing, quality control, quality improvement and management of facility, equipment and supplies. Students utilize policy, procedure and safety manuals. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAP 110Loading...
MAP129Medical Terminology1Basic prefixes, suffixes and root words related to all body systems are studied. Spelling, pronunciation and definitions are included.Loading...
MAP141Medical Insurance3This course provides a practical approach in medical insurance billing. Emphasis will be placed on current procedural codes (CPT-4) and international classification of diseases codes (ICD-9-CM) used to facilitate proper coding in submitting claims. Pertinent billing tips will be offered for each type of insurance. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HSC 120 with a "C" or betterLoading...
MAP144Beginning Medical Coding3This is an entry level course in the study of the official coding rules, guidelines, and classification systems for assigning valid diagnostic and/or procedure codes utilizing ICD-10CM and CPT (current procedural terminology).Loading...
MAP150Adv. Medical Billing/Coding3This course provides a practical approach to expanding the knowledge of specialty-specific coding issues. Emphasis will be placed on identifying the specific circumstances and rules for coding in the specialty physician practices. Prerequisite: MAP 141 with a grade of "C" or betterLoading...
MAP155Medical Coding Cert Prep2This advanced course is designed to prepare an experienced medical coder to sit for a national certification. Students will assign CPT, ICD, and Level II (HCPC codes to a wide range of original source medical documents. Prerequisite: MAP 150 with C or better or instructor approvalLoading...
MAP160HIPAA Exam Preparation1This course is designed to prepare the student for the Certified HIPAA Profession (CHP) certification exam. CHP is an international certification addressing HIPAA requirements in the area of transaction, privacy, and security for all covered entities - providers (hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies), clearinghouses, and payers.Loading...
MAP225Med Lab Procedures I4Introduction to the medical laboratory. Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains during practice of giving patient instructions, obtaining specimens, following ethical guidelines, performing routine urinalysis, immunology testing, microbiologic testing and quality control procedures. Adhering to standard precautions, disposing of biohazardous materials, performing routine maintenance of clinical equipment (microscope and centrifuge) and using methods of quality control are also covered. Includes study of OSHA, CLIA, MSDS sheets, warning labels, the metric system and laboratory personnel. Corequisite: MAP 347Loading...
MAP228Med Lab Procedures II3Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains during skill development in venipuncture, capillary puncture, hematology testing, blood chemistry analysis, EKG acquisition, patient education activities, compliance with OSHA, CLIA and quality control requirements including use and routine maintenance of standard laboratory equipment. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in MAP 225. Corequisite: MAP 348Loading...
MAP255Diagnostic Radiography I3This course builds the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to qualify as a candidate for the Iowa state permit test in Limited Radiography. It establishes the scientific base for radiography. Principles of physics, electricity and mathematics are taught leading the student to a full understanding of the X-ray beam, exposure factors, photographic and geometric factors of image formation, digital radiography and radiation biology and safety. This course includes radiological principles and encourages the use of critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains during practice in the areas of film evaluation, processing techniques, positioning of patients and radiation protection of patients and workers. This course with MAP 256 meets the requirements for students to take the State of Iowa exam to become a Limited Radiologic Technologist. Prerequisite: MAP544 with a "C" or better.Loading...
MAP256Diagnostic Radiography II1Continuation of Diagnostic Radiography I. Course emphasizes the use of critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of radiographic studies. These studies are conducted under the direct supervision of a prescriber, as defined by the State of Iowa. Diagnostic Radiography II will familiarize the student with the principles of pediatric and geriatric radiography. Diagnostic Radiography II will discuss common workplace issues including, but not confined to ethics, social media, cultural challenges and critical thinking skills. This course does NOT contain the content or hours necessary for a student to apply for the additional permit categories of shoulder and/or pediatrics (younger than 36 months). Each of these special categories has specific didactic and practical requirements. During the practicum segment of this course, students will have an opportunity to perform actual patient imaging studies. These studies will be reviewed and evaluated by a designated onsite clinical instructor. Upon successful completion of Diagnostic Radiography I and II, with a minimum grade of 80%, student will be eligible to submit application to the State of Iowa to sit for the Limited Scope Permit Test. A passing grade on this multiple module test clears the way for student to apply for a Limited Scope Permit to Practice through the Iowa Department of Public Health. Prerequisite: MAP 255.Loading...
MAP347Medical Office Procedures I3This course is an introduction to medical office clinical skills. Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains during practice of: patient communication, obtaining vitals, measurements, vision and hearing screening exams, pulmonary function testing, patient preparation, assisting physician, patient histories, medical record documentation, medical and surgical asepsis, sterilization techniques and minor surgical procedures. Patient education will include wellness, stress reduction, preventative medicine and treatment compliance with adaptations according to patient needs. Students will define and incorporate role as patient coach, navigator and application of meaningful use. Critical thinking skills incorporated with patient assessment and patient care. This course includes medical terminology and abbreviations, compliance: OSHA, HIPAA, CDC, ADA. Corequisite: MAP 225Loading...
MAP348Medical Office Procedures II3Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains during practice of giving patient education with adaptations according to patient needs. Students will define and incorporate role as patient coach, navigator, scribe, and application of meaningful use. Critical thinking skills incorporated with patient assessment and patient care including wellness, disease prevention, preparing and maintaining treatment areas, assisting with minor surgical procedures, wound care,scheduling procedures using insurance referral information,administering oral and parenteral (excluding IV) medications and vaccines, vaccine storage and handling, immunization schedules and TB skin testing. Course includes medical terminology and abbreviations. Procedures for emergency preparedness xx applied to clinical setting. Compliance: OSHA, HIPAA, CDC. Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in MAP 347, Corequisite: MAP 228Loading...
MAP423Professional Development3General competencies including professional behavior, responsibilities of the certified medical assistant in identifying and responding to issues of confidentiality as governed by HIPAA, serving as a patient advocate, performing within legal and ethical boundaries, and demonstrating knowledge of federal and state healthcare regulations. Students will incorporate critical thinking skills based on knowledge of medical specialties, basic first-aid principles, medical law and ethics. Competencies include the ability to recognize and respond to verbal and nonverbal communication and to respect individual diversity.Loading...
MAP532Human Body - Health and Disease3Designed to provide specialized knowledge of the human body relating to disease processes and possible methods of treatment. Drug terminology is added as well as basic knowledge of symbols and abbreviations. Prerequisite: HSC 120 with a "C" or betterLoading...
MAP544Human Body -Health and Disease I4Students will incorporate critical thinking skills based on knowledge of course competencies to identify human anatomy and physiology, including the interrelationship of organ systems and homeostasis in the healthy body. Also covered will be common pathology, diagnostic aids and treatment options, including pharmacology related to each body system. Study of the interaction that occurs between systems and changes to the structure and function that occur across the life span as well as patient education procedures. Safety procedures will be reviewed with each unit. Internet research will be used for a variety of health topics. Units studied are structural organization, disease process and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, blood and circulatory. Remaining systems studied in MAP 554.Loading...
MAP554Human Body-Health and Disease II4Students will incorporate critical thinking skills based on knowledge of course competencies to identify human anatomy and physiology, including interrelationship of organ systems. Common pathology, diagnostic aids, and treatment options and prognosis including pharmacology related to each body system. Study of interaction that occurs between systems and changes to the structure and function that occur across the life span. Patient education procedures, wellness and prevention reviewed with each unit. Internet research will be used for a variety of health topics. Build medical terminology, definition and pronunciation with key terms for each unit of study. Units studied: lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, nutrition, dietary needs of special populations, nervous, sensory, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, common childhood diseases and end of life care. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAP 544Loading...
MAP603Employment Seminar1Students identify job opportunities, update resumes, compose cover letters and complete paper and online employment applications. Mock interviewing, guest speakers and application processes assist students in securing employment. Mandatory reporter training is also included. Corequisite: MAP 624.Loading...
MAP606Professional Development III1Course provides an opportunity for students to discuss situations that arise in the practicum experience. Weekly time sheets and activity reports are reviewed by the practicum coordinator to ensure that the student has adequate opportunity to utilize cognitive knowledge in the application of psychomotor and affective skills while working in all areas of the clinic. Oral reports are given by the students to incorporate critical thinking skills. Students are made aware of a wide variety of community services available to patients. Corequisite: MAP 624Loading...
MAP624Practicum5This course provides the student a supervised practicum in an ambulatory healthcare setting. A minimum of 280 hours is obtained. Onsite supervision is provided by an individual who has knowledge of the medical assistant profession. Students will not receive compensation/payment, monetary or otherwise, from the practicum site. The practicum experience allows the student to demonstrate critical thinking by incorporating cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domain skills in the administrative, clinical and laboratory areas. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses in first two terms, Corequisite: MAP 252Loading...
MAP803Internship-Medical Office Spec3This course is comprised of a one-hour weekly seminar class and a 128-hour onsite instructor approved internship experience. Emphasis is on the technical, interpersonal, and team skills required to be successful in the medical office environment. (Pass/Fail) Prerequisites: HSC 121with a "C" or better and MAP 532 with a "C" or better and MTR 121 with a "C" or better and ADM 215 with a "C" or betterLoading...
MAP806Intern Seminar-Med Ofc Spc1An examination of topics concerning leadership, front office protocol, job seeking skills, and HIPAA. This interactive course takes “real life” situations shared with the class from students weekly practical experience and provides an opportunity to problem solve solutions. Prerequisite: MTR 121, HSC 121, MAP 532, ADM 215, ADM 221, all with a C or better. Corequisite: MAP 807.Loading...
MAP807Internship-Medical Ofc Spec2Weekly examination of medical office skills and protocol relevant to the internship work experience. Identify leadership skills, personality styles, proper medical etiquette, HIPAA guidelines. Prerequisite: HSC 121, MAP 532, MTR 121, ADM 215, ADM 221, all with a C or better. Corequisite: MAP 806.Loading...