2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

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Course Number: MDCA 1154 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1205 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Medical Law and Ethics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: GED or High School Diploma and admission to program.
Course Description: Instruction in principles, procedures, and regulations involving legal and ethical relationships among physicians, patients, and medical assistants in ambulatory care settings. Includes current ethical issues and risk management as they relate to the practice of medicine and fiduciary responsibilities. Special emphasis is place on culture, diversity, trends and career explorations. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, ECC

Course Title: Medical Terminology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: GED or High School Diploma and admission to program.
Course Description: A study and practical application of a medical vocabulary system. Includes structure, recognition, analysis, definition, spelling, pronunciation, and combination of medical terms from prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1352 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409 and admission to the Medical Assisting Program at El Centro College.
Course Description: Procedures depicted in the Current Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA). Includes blood collection, specimen handling, basic urinalysis, identification of normal ranges, quality assurance, and quality control. May include electrocardiography. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: MDCA 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Special Topics in Medical Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409 and admission to the Medical Assisting Program at El Centro College.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, ECC

Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Emphasis on normal human anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems with overview of common pathophysiology. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1417 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Procedures in a Clinical Setting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313, MDCA 1409 and admission to the Medical Assisting Program at El Centro College.
Course Description: Emphasis on patient assessment, examination, and treatment as directed by physician. Includes vital signs, collection and documentation of patient information, asepsis, office clinical procedures, and other treatments as appropriate for the medical office. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: MDCA 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Administrative Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313.
Course Description: A course in medical office procedures which may include appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, phone communications, transcriptions, coding, billing, collecting, third party reimbursement, credit arrangements, and use of computer in the medical office. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 1443 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Medical Insurance

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MDCA 1313.
Course Description: Emphasizes accurate ICD-9 and CPT coding of office procedures for payment/ reimbursement by patient or third party and prevention of insurance fraud. Additional topics may include managed care or medical economics. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: MDCA 2361 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Medical/Clinical Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission into the El Centro College Medical Assisting Program, MDCA 1313, MDCA 1201, MDCA 1205, MDCA 1443, MDCA 1421, MDCA 1247, MRMT 1211, MRMT 1192, MDCA 1216, MDCA 1217, MDCA 1251, ENGL 1301, SPCH 1311.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (10 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.