Allied Health Medical Assist (AHMA)

AHMA 191 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered intermittently. Offered at Missoula College. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

AHMA 201 - Med Asst Clinical Prcdrs I. 4 Credits.

Offered autumn. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., M 105, BIOH 112, BIOH 113. Skill development necessary to assist health care practitioners in all aspects of patient care in the medical office clinical setting. Includes achieving competency in prepping patients for a physical examination, charting, medication administration, basic medical laboratory skills.

AHMA 203 - Med Asst Clinical Prcdrs II. 4 Credits.

Offered spring. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., AHMA 201. This course builds on skills learned in AHMA 201 and includes body systems and pathophysiology review, and development of skills in the following areas: immunization administration, specimen collection, CLIA waived lab testing, care of lab equipment, spirometry, electrocardiogram, and phlebotomy.

AHMA 260 - Med Assist Lab 1. 2 Credits.

Offered at Missoula College. Co-req., AHMA 201. This course introduces the student to basic skills of medical assisting. Included in this course are standard procedures, aseptic and sterilization procedures, vital signs, assisting with general exams, urinalysis, and drug administration.

AHMA 262 - Med Assist Laboratory Procedures 2. 2 Credits.

Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., AHMA 201 and 260. Corereq., AHMA 203. This course builds on skills learned in AHMA 260 and moves into areas of greater specialization. Included in this course are CLIA-waived and hematological testing, ECG, venipuncture, assisting with surgical procedures, wound care, and specialty exams.

AHMA 291 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered intermittently. Offered at Missoula College. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

AHMA 298 - Medical Assisting Externship. 5 Credits.

Offered spring. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., consent of instructor. Placement in a medical office for a guided experience providing the student with a practical application of learned medical office administrative skills. Direct supervision will be the responsibility of a designated person at the site. The students will spend six hours per week to total 90 hours in assigned clinical rotations.