Course Index

Questions about courses, descriptions or credit hours should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

BSH 310 Human Resources

This course explores the function of human resources within the healthcare organization. The focus of the course is on the development of skills that the department leader needs for effective management of personnel. Subjects include strategies to attract, hire, and retain high quality employees, compensation and benefit packages, productivity, and employee development, evaluation and training, as well as existing laws and policies surrounding employee relations.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 305 Strategic Management for Health Professionals

This courses explores basic theories and concepts related to management and strategic planning. Topics include healthcare management, conflict management and resolution, effective communication in the workplace, and strategic planning tools and processes.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 300 Survey of U.S. Health Care Systems

This course will explore the basic foundation in which healthcare is delivered in the U.S.  Topics include the delivery, financing, and regulation within healthcare systems.   Health care professionals need to have an understanding of the interaction of U.S. health care policies and public health science to be able to act as change agents in their professions.

  • Credits: 3.0

CMA 477 MEDICAL ASSISTANT BRIDGE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Medical Assistant Program for one semester or longer. Emphasis is placed on assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for the student to continue to progress in the Medical Assistant Program. Students may be assigned to a clinical, didactic or laboratory experience. The plan of study will be developed by the Program Director upon completion of a student assessment (this may include, but is not limited to, curriculum review, skills assessment, completion of an Academic Development Plan, etc.). Credit hours will be determined by the amount of work that is necessary for the student to ensure competency at the appropriate level to progress in the program.

  • Credits: 20 - 80 clock hours

CMA 430 MEDICAL ASSISTING SEMINAR

This course covers topics used to help entry-level MA's pass the national Certification Exam, gain employment and adjust to the professional work environment. It is a hybrid course completed partially online and partially in classroom activities.

  • Credits: 30 clock hours

CMA 420 CRITICAL REFLECTION ON EXTERNSHIP

No transfer credit accepted.

This course will be a hybrid of online activities and in-class meetings. The learning experiences of individual students will be shared with the other students and students will reflect on these experiences from the perspective of both themselves and their patients.

  • Credits: 30 clock hours
  • Prerequisites: All Term I, Term II, and Term III courses.

CMA 400 CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

No transfer credit accepted.

This externship provides the student with the practical opportunity to develop as a professional and gain proficiency in the clinical and administrative skills included in the entry-level Medical Assistant role.  The students will apply the practical and theoretical knowledge learned in the last three (3) Terms to the live clinical setting. 

  • Credits: 300 clock hours
  • Prerequisites: All Term I, Term II, and Term III courses.

CMA 377 MEDICAL ASSISTANT BRIDGE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Medical Assistant Program for one semester or longer. Emphasis is placed on assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for the student to continue to progress in the Medical Assistant Program. Students may be assigned to a clinical, didactic or laboratory experience. The plan of study will be developed by the Program Director upon completion of a student assessment (this may include, but is not limited to, curriculum review, skills assessment, completion of an Academic Development Plan, etc.). Credit hours will be determined by the amount of work that is necessary for the student to ensure competency at the appropriate level to progress in the program.

  • Credits: 20 - 80 clock hours

CMA 370 INSURANCE & MEDICAL CODING FOR THE MEDICAL OFFICE

No transfer credit accepted.

This course provides education in coding systems, including ICD-9 and CPT, and third-party billing utilized in physician's offices for billing. An overview of the types of insurance providers and their impact on reimbursement will also be included. Special attention is given to claims processing issues.

  • Credits: 20 clock hours
  • Prerequisites: All Term I and Term II courses.

CMA 365 APPLIED ETHICS & LAW FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT

No transfer credit accepted.

This course introduces students to legal and ethical concepts related to healthcare, especially within the medical office. In addition, behavior as guided by professional scope of practice, codes of ethics and standards of care is addressed.

  • Credits: 20 clock hours
  • Prerequisites: All Term I and Term II courses.