An introductory course for students with a limited high school background in biology.  Includes an introduction to molecular and cellular biology, genetics, and a survey of living organisms.  A laboratory component, included, satisfies distribution.  Prereqs: None

This course will provide the student with knowledge regarding patient care during the patient’s visit to the medical office.  The knowledge and skills presented will be concepts and information required for the medical assistant to identify and practice clinical medical assistant duties in the medical office and to demonstrate an understanding of topics including, but not limited to: pharmacology-including being able to perform medication administration, therapeutic modalities such as pulmonary function testing, physical therapy and rehabilitation. The course will also provide assistance in recognizing office emergencies and the ability to perform basic first aid procedures. Clinical skills lab exercises are accompanied by explanations and procedures for performing lab exercises.