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AHE 123 - Medical Assisting Practicum II

8 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable the student to apply all cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills learned in an ambulatory care setting. Topics to be covered include taking a patient’s vitals, the sequence of a physical exam, the proper technique to examine body parts, patient communication, gynecological and pre-natal exams, Naegele’s rule, the male reproductive system, childhood immunizations, the aging process, and how to perform a urinary catheterization.


Course Objectives:

1. demonstrate the ability to take and document a patient’s temperature, height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate accurately;

2. identify the sequence of events during a physical examination;

3. examine different body parts properly;

4. demonstrate cultural sensitivity during communication with patients;

5. discuss the importance of the initial pre-natal exam;

6. identify diseases and symptoms that could affect a pregnancy;

7. calculate estimated date of conception and date of birth using Naegele’s rule;

8. identify the tests conducted during a gynecological exam and pre-natal exam;

9. demonstrate the ability to instruct a patient in breast and testicular self-examination;

10. identify diseases and symptoms that could affect the male reproductive system;

11. perform measurements related to the growth of a child and record vital signs;

12. discuss childhood immunizations;

13. identify functional changes during the aging process;

14. perform a urinary catheterization; and

15. demonstrate the ability to assist the physician in specific skill areas.


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