Clinical Assistant

Clinical Assistant 15-month Program

A Clinical Assistant diploma will help you learn to care for patients.

The purpose of the Clinical Assistant program is to prepare the student to provide quality health service by performance of clinical skills in a medical office or clinic.

Graduates of this program will be able to demonstrate safe practice in the performance of clinical procedures required by physicians, including CPR and First Aid. Also, these graduates will be taught to accurately perform limited waived medical laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures, including electrocardiograms.

Due to the administrative content of the Clinical Assistant Program, graduates will be eligible to sit for certification through the American Medical Technologist (AMT) as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Courses
Curriculum

Class Title Credit Hours
CCS110 College Success Strategies 2
CCS130 Keyboarding 5
CCS245 Career Development 2
ENG101 Composition I 4
MED165* Electronic Records Management 3
MED171 Medical Ethics 4
MED172 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MED173 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MED176 Medical Terminology 4
MED177 Pharmacology/Laboratory Terminology 4
MED211 Health & Safety Techniques 3
MED212 Medical Lab Procedures 6
MED213 Advanced Clinical Skills 3
MED274 Medical Assisting Techniques 3
MED277 Introduction to Medical Coding 3
MED278** Clinical Practicum 3
MED296*** Medical Administrative Externship 2
MTH150 General Mathematics 4
Total 63

 

#Plus exam review and externship
*Course offered in the day and online divisions only.
**The Clinical practicum consists of 96 hours of on-the-job training which is taken after all other course work is completed. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or practicum hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or practicum hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Due to facility availability, all practicum hours must be completed during the day. ***The Medical Administrative Practicum consists of 64 hours of on-the-job training which is taken after all other course work is completed. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or practicum hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or practicum hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position.

The Clinical Assistant program is also available online. Sullivan University classes are offered in a hybrid format where students complete a portion of the course online and a portion on campus or at approved sites/facilities. Entrance and graduation requirements for online classes and on-campus classes are the same. All students have access to “Student Quick Start,” a print-based tutorial and reference guide. Online students must have access to a PC with a high speed Internet connection. Sullivan University currently utilizes Blackboard Learning Inc. software, a fully integrated e-learning platform that allows the College to rapidly create, deliver, and measure interactive learning over the Internet. Students may need to purchase additional software required for a specific course. There is an additional per credit hour charge for online classes. See Supplement A.

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