Medical

BMGR 645 36 Hours Introduction to Medical Device Quality Assurance

This course introduces students to the medical device industry in preparation for an entry-level position as a Quality Assurance Specialist. Learn about the industry's size and scope, current trends, and the wide range of products used in a variety of healthcare settings. Industry job resources are also covered. (Apportionment)

BMGR 648 36 Hours Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices

Course will provide students with an in-depth understanding the regulations and regulatory agencies that are specific to the medical devices industry. The course will cover U.S. and European Union (EU) regulations and related agencies. Includes laws governing the development, manufacturing and approval of medical devices. (Apportionment)

BMGR 651 36 Hours Document and Database Management for Medical Devices

An overview of regulatory requirements for document control and database management for the medical device field. Covers the fundamentals of writing documents that meet regulatory compliance. Equips students for handling document management systems efficiently. (Apportionment)

BMGR 654 36 Hours Quality Assurance for Medical Devices

This course provides students with an in-depth definition of quality assurance and its role within the medical device industry. The course covers the role of assurance during the manufacturing and production stages. Topics will include the step-by-step process of ensuring quality requirements are met for a product or service. (Apportionment)

BMGR 657 36 Hours Technical Writing for Bio-Medical Industries

This course will provide students with an overview and understanding of technical writing for the bio medical industry. The course will cover principle writing methodologies for quality assurance, engineering, manufacturing, and production of a medical device product. Topics will address documentation as related to FDA mandated requirements, ISO standards and for writing GMP procedures. (Apportionment)

BMGR 660 36 Hours Quality Auditing for Medical Devices

This course presents the principles and techniques for assessing the adequacy of a quality system for a medical device manufacturer. Topics include evaluating the quality system as it conforms to FDA regulatory requirements, standards, review of standard audit terms and other audit concepts. (Apportionment)

MEDO 115 36 Hours Medical Assisting: Front Office

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 260 Introduction of Medical Assisting and COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding.

This course introduces students to medical office procedures in preparation for entry-level positions in the front office or reception area of a medical facility. These include medical data entry. Students review reception techniques, patient records and insurance forms. Keyboarding experience advised. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEDO 220 48 Hours Out-Patient Lab for the Pharmacy Technician

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 104 Medical Terminology; (or MEOC 110 Medical Terminology II); MEDO 230 Pharmacy Operations Lab; MEOC 121 Pharmacology I; MEOC 122 Pharmacology II; MEOC 130 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician; MEOC 140 Pharmaceutical Mathematics; Keyboarding Proficiency score of 30 or above OR passing grade in COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding.

The practical lab class is designed to prepare the student for an externship at neighboring pharmacies. Upon completion of the lab classes, the student should be able to step into an out-patient pharmacy and begin working with minimal additional training. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

MEDO 221 48 Hours In-Patient Lab for the Pharmacy Technician

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 230 Pharmacy Operations Lab; MEOC 121 Pharmacology I; MEOC 122 Pharmacology II; MEOC 140 Pharmaceutical Mathematics; Keyboarding Proficiency score of 30 or above OR passing grade in COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding.

The practical lab class is designed to prepare the student for an externship at neighboring pharmacies. Upon completion of the lab classes, the student should be able to step into an in-patient pharmacy and begin working with minimal additional training. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEDO 230 36 Hours Pharmacy Operations Lab

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 130 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician and Keyboarding score of 30 or above or passing grade in COMP 685 - Beginning Keyboarding or Keyboarding Challenge Exam with a pass rate of 30 net words a minute.

This course introduces students to the operations of a pharmacy. It provides them with a working knowledge of the structural, functional, business and inter-relational aspect of pharmacy as part of the health care system. Through hands-on instruction, students develop the entry-level skills needed to assist in a pharmacy operation. (Apportionment)

MEDO 235 80 Hours Medical Assisting: Back Office Procedures I

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 104 Medical Terminology and MEDO 260 Introduction to Medical Assisting.

This course introduces students to the back office, clinical duties of the medical assistant. It is designed to develop the necessary skills for performing exam room procedures, including medical asepsis and infection control; patient intake; vital signs; and assisting with physical examination. Specialty exams and electrocardiograph procedure are also covered. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEDO 240 80 Hours Medical Assisting: Back Office Procedures II

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 235 Medical Assisting Back Office I.

This course develops the necessary skills for the back office. Students review assisting physicians with minor surgical procedures, pharmacology, laboratory procedures, nutrition, patient education, diagnostic imaging, and urgent care and emergency procedures. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEDO 260 48 Hours Introduction to Medical Assisting

This course is an introduction to the medical assisting profession and career opportunities. Topics covered include personal characteristics, professional responsibilities, ethical behavior, health care settings, medical law, and therapeutic communication skills. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEDO 316 24 Hours In-Patient Externship for the Pharmacy Technician

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 220 Out-Patient Lab: Pharmacy Technician; MEOC 135 Human Relations for Health Care Workers; and MEDO 221 In-Patient Lab Pharmacy Technician.

This course is designed to provide pharmacy technician students with field experience in an in-patient pharmacy setting. It requires weekly class meetings plus 200 hours of externship in an approved and contracted pharmacy. Class topics include portfolio development, job search, professionalism, current issues in pharmacy, and work performance. (Apportionment)

MEDO 317 24 Hours Out-Patient Externship for the Pharmacy Technician

Prerequisite(s): MEDO 220 Out-Patient Lab: Pharmacy Technician; MEOC 135 Human Relations for Health Care Workers; and MEDO 221 In-Patient Lab: Pharmacy Technician.

This course is designed to provide pharmacy technician students with field experience in an out-patient/retail pharmacy setting. It requires weekly class meetings plus 120 hours of externship in an approved pharmacy. Class topics include portfolio development, job search, professionalism, current issues in pharmacy, and work performance. (Apportionment)

MEOC 104 48 Hours Medical Terminology

Required course for Pharmacy Technician Certificate and Medical Assisting Certificate program, but also welcomes all students preparing for a variety of professional/paraprofessional careers in the medical field. Learn medical terms or strengthen prior knowledge. Offers basics of terminology, anatomy and diagnostics. (Apportionment)

MEOC 112 72 Hours Medical Insurance Billing - A Practical Approach to Medical Billing

Prerequisite(s): COMP 100 Introduction to Computers or MS 104 Introduction to Windows Operating System and keyboard competency of 30 wpm.

An overview of outpatient medical insurance billing in preparing students for entry-level positions. Students review theory and practice data entry for private, Blue Cross/BlueShield, Medicare, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, TRICARE/CHAMPUS and workers' compensation billing. CPT and ICD-9 coding covered. Medical billing software utilized in computer lab. Keyboarding experience advised. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEOC 121 36 Hours Pharmacology I

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 104 Medical Terminology.

Bring original certificate to first class. Equips students with the necessary beginning theoretical knowledge. Includes categorizing, differentiating between drug classifications and inventorying. Provides a basic knowledge and understanding of drug effects on the body. TITLE Pharmacology I Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEOC 122 36 Hours Pharmacology II

Prerequisite(s): MEOC 104 Medical Terminology.

Bring original certificate to first class. Provides a continuation of theoretical knowledge acquired in Pharmacology I. Includes categorizing, inventorying and differentiating between drug classifications. Equips students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of drug effects on the body. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

MEOC 130 60 Hours Introduction to Pharmacy Technician

Course orients students to pharmacy practice and the work of pharmacy technicians. It covers pharmacy technician registration process and educational requirements, the role of the technician, duties and tasks technicians perform as regulated by pharmacy law, and the necessary abilities and skills for a successful career as a pharmacy technician. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

MEOC 135 36 Hours Human Relations for Healthcare Workers

Covers basic communications skills with emphasis on health care. Includes non-verbal communication, group communication, conflict resolution, ethics in health communication, elements of intercultural communication, resume writing, job application and interviewing techniques. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

MEOC 140 36 Hours Pharmaceutical Mathematics

A review of basic mathematics focusing on its application to common pharmaceutical calculations, abbreviations and units; how to interpret pharmaceutical documents using acquired pharmaceutical math knowledge. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

MEOC 210 48 Hours Introduction of Computers for Health Care Workers

Prerequisite(s): COMP 685 Beginning Keyboarding or Typing 30 words per minute.

This course is an introduction to computers for individuals entering the health care field. This course provides a general introduction to computer literacy and information technology for health care students. The course provides a comprehensive survery of the interconnections of information technology and health care. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)