MAST1015 Medical Assistant Administrative I

This course introduces the student to a wide variety of medical office duties that are commonly performed by the Medical Assistant. Students will be introduced to the electronic medical record, the role healthcare team, legal and ethical implications of the profession, computer, telecommunications, and documentation.




Admission into the Medical Assistant Program

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify Medical Assistant Scope of Practice
Explore medical ethics as it relates to the Medical Assistant
Demonstrate communication skills needed in the ambulatory care setting
Utilize technology in the ambulatory care setting
Analyze the physical environment of the ambulatory care setting
Demonstrate the use of telecommunication equipment
Describe scheduling system utilization
Model professionalism in the ambulatory care setting
Discuss impact of Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations in the ambulatory care setting
Demonstrate proficiency in initial applications of Total Practice Management System
Identify legal aspects of documentation
Define items that must be documented
Implement methods of documentation

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544


Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details