Medical Assisting 2022-2023
Instructor: Shiny George Rm: C109
Conference M-F 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
School Phone: 346-347-4107
Tutorials available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3:00-3:30
(By appointment only, so please schedule with your instructor)
Welcome to Medical Assisting!! It is my privilege to work with you and your parent(s) this school year! Our most important goal for this year is your success, and I am here to help you achieve it! Students and parents, if you need to contact me at any time, feel free to email me or send me messages via Remind!
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND GOALS:
Medical Assisting is a course designed to develop deductive reasoning, critical thinking, and effective communication skills. This course prepares the student for the transition to clinical or work based experiences in health care, and provides them a foundation regarding health assessment, differential diagnosis, clinical pathways, medical documentation, ethical decision making, and medical policies and procedures. Students will utilize anatomy and physiology of the body systems (including the reproductive system) to determine the pathophysiology of disease processes and develop assessment skills in relation to these body systems. Students participating in this class will practice and become proficient in skills related to the Medical Assisting profession. This is a COLLEGE LEVEL course and can be very challenging. If students at any time become overwhelmed with the course load they should seek additional assistance by contacting the instructor.
Students are expected to come to class on time, prepared to learn with their book, pens/pencils, and any other required supplies.
Students will be utilizing Google Classroom and the NHA website.
Tests may be multiple choice, short answer, essay, research paper, or any combination of the previously stated. Students must make a grade of 70% on all tests in order to receive a passing grade. Students who fail to achieve this 70% will be provided the opportunity to re-test.
Students are expected to check google classroom DAILY for assignments, quizzes, announcements, and class updates. There will be reading assignments for each unit. Students are required to complete the required reading PRIOR to coming to class.
Students must turn in all assignments through Google Classroom or in the designated area in class
Students will be selected to participate in clinical rotations to practice the skills that are learned in class. If selected, students will be assigned a clinical site and must show up on time and be dressed in the assigned scrubs and are expected to stay the entire assigned time. Clinicals may be assigned before, during, or after school, as well as on weekends and school holiday breaks. Students are required to attend when assigned. If a student must miss clinic for any reason, the student must notify the instructor at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled clinic time. CELL PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN CLINIC! See clinical contract for more information.
PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE: (Scrubs will be worn on lab days each week)
Students will be required to purchase solid black scrubs and wear them to clinicals as well as lab days when assigned. Scrubs must be neat and pressed with no wrinkles. Students should arrive in uniform and ready to work. Hair for females must be pulled back and males should be neatly kept. No jewelry other than one pair of stud earrings.. No rings or bracelets. Solid closed toed tennis style shoes must be worn. Nails should be kept short and neat, painted or acrylic nails are NOT allowed. A watch with a second hand must be worn while in the clinic (No smart watches). Any student not abiding by the dress code will be sent home or back to school and not be allowed to count the clinic hours for the day.
BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG TESTING:
All students enrolled in CMA will be subject to a background check and periodic random drug testing. If a student is found to be using any illegal substance–they will be immediately removed from the CMA program and ineligible to take the certification exam through Alvin ISD.
Daily Assignments/ Homework/Quizzes/Professional grade - 40%
Exams / Projects / Lab Activities and Reports - 60%
It is the student’s responsibility to complete work missed due to absences. Students are given the number of days they were absent plus one, to make up their assignments. Google Classroom will have notes and powerpoints available for review.
1st Day Late/Missing = -15 points; highest grade possible 85
2nd Day Late/Missing = -30 points: highest grade possible 70
After 3 days late assignments will not be accepted and will be given a grade of ZERO (0).
CLASSROOM AND PROFESSIONAL POLICY:
These are the professional expectations, the student must maintain:
Turning assignments / projects in on time (except when excused absences).
Doing one’s own work.
Participation in group activities.
No office referrals.
Appropriate language. No profanity.
No application of cosmetics or use of grooming supplies during class instruction.
Respect for others and their personal property.
Arriving at the clinic on time and being prepared to work.
No cell phones out unless instructed to do so...otherwise will be sent to phone jail and a parent must pick up the phone.
Students found to have engaged in academic dishonesty shall be subject to grade penalties on assignments or tests and or/disciplinary penalties in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating or copying the work of other students, plagiarism, and unauthorized communications between students during an examination.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND REMIND
Google classroom and Remind will be used as a way to communicate, discuss topics within the class as well as submit assignments. Students are expected to join the Google classroom and Remind and participate in discussions. Grades will periodically be given for participation in discussions on Google classroom.
Remind code: @cma23
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