AHEA 126 - Medical Assistant Externship
6 Credit: (1 lecture, 0 lab, 10 clinical) 11 Contact Hours: [Instructor Permission ]
This course has two parts: externship and seminar. The externship requires students to perform 160 hours of unpaid work experience in an ambulatory health care setting under the supervision of a licensed, registered or certified health care professional. The purpose of the externship is to provide work experience in administrative and clinical skills, as well as interaction with patients and other health care personnel. The 16-hour seminar reviews the externship experience and discusses job readiness, résumé preparation, certification and continuing education.
OFFERED: every semester
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
“To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.”*
*2015 Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting
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