Certified Medical Assistant Program

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!

Description

A Medical Assistant, also known as a Healthcare Assistant and a Clinical Assistant is an allied health professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting. Medical Assistants perform routine tasks and procedures such as rooming and preparing patients, documenting patient medical history and current complaint or reason they are seeking medical attention. They measure patients’ vital signs, assist healthcare provider with minor surgery preparations and more, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics.

A Certified Medical Assistant is NOT a Physician’s Assistant which is a professional who practices medicine in collaboration or under indirect supervision of a physician.

THE ROLE OF A CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT TODAY

Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties, they are instrumental in helping patients feel at ease in the physician’s office and often explain the physician’s instructions and are essential members of the Patient-Centered Medical Home team.

Duties include:

Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):

Using computer applications

Answering telephones

Greeting patients

Updating and filing patient medical records

Coding and filling out insurance forms

Scheduling appointments

Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services

Handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping

 

Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to):

Taking medical histories

Explaining treatment procedures to patients

Preparing patients for examination

Assisting the physician during exams

Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens

Performing basic laboratory tests

Instructing patients about medication and special diets

Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician

Transmitting prescription refills as directed

Drawing blood for laboratory tests

Taking electrocardiograms

Removing sutures and changing dressings

 

BENEFITS OF A CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistants are in high demand, and that demand is expected to keep growing. These talented professionals are the backbone of medical facilities across the country. They work hard to ensure the business side of a medical practice runs smoothly, and that patients receive the best possible care.

There are many reasons to enter this great profession including a relatively short training period, great working hours, a professional environment, and a nice salary which is one of the best when it comes to the amount of education and training involved in preparing for the job. After earning only a certificate from a medical assisting program, graduates earn an average of $35,000 a year.

OTHER BENEFITS…

In as little as 11months, you can start a very promising career with numerous growth opportunities and job vacancies all around the world.

You can work in a variety of locations

Some healthcare jobs are limited to hospitals but as a CMA, you can work in a variety of locations such as hospitals, outpatient care centers, Chiropractor’s offices, clinics, Physician’s offices, Medical research centers, diagnostic laboratories, nursing care facilities.

You will build good relationships with patients and get to work as part of a tem in the healthcare industry.

PROGRAM OUTLINE AND DURATION

The Certified Medical Assistant Program runs for 10 – 11 months, a total of 576 teaching hours and 200 clinical/practicum hours

It is divided into four semesters:

Semester One: Spans for eight to ten weeks (a total of 192 teaching hours) covering Administrative course, ethics, legal and medical terminology

Semester Two: Spans for eight to ten weeks (a total of 192 teaching hours) covering basic anatomy and physiology

Semester Three: Spans for eight – ten weeks (a total of 192 hours) hands on practical on phlebotomy, vital signs, other specimen collection

Semester Four: Five weeks of clinical training in facility and 200 Hours of Clinical Practicum at an approved hospital, Clinic or a Doctor’s office, designed to fit and accommodate each student’s schedule.

 

CURRICULUM

SEMESTER ONE

Fundamentals for the Medical Office

Fundamentals for the Medical Office Lab

Medical Terminology for the Medical Assistant

Legal Terminology

Communication Skills

Inter-personal Skills

Information Literacy

Computer Applications

Healthcare Documentation

English Composition

Understanding Medical Insurance

Psychology of Human Relations / General Psychology

SEMESTER TWO

BASIC ANATOMY PHYSIOLOGY

The Body Systems

The Human Body in Health and Disease

Medical Office Insurance and Finance

Nutrition

Business and Technical Writing

 

SEMESTER THREE

Pharmacology for Allied Health

Clinical Procedures Theory

Medical Surgical Procedures

Clinical Procedures Labs

 

SEMESTER FOUR

Clinical training

Clinical Practicum (200 hours)

 

TUITION:

Tuition is set at 400,000NGN TOTAL PACKAGE (includes scrubs, textbook, handouts, use of medical equipment, clinical rotation and job placement assistance) PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE!

A payment plan is set in place for your convenience:
10,000NGN – Registration fee
100,000NGN – 1st semester payment
100,000NGN – 2nd semester payment
100,000NGN – 3rd semester payment

100,000NGN – 4th semester payment

 

START DATE FOR NEXT BATCH

January 2020

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!

COURSE OUTLINE
Lecture will take place in our facility at Buena Vista Estate, Lekki on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to 3pm (time can be adjusted to suite)
Lectures are provided by highly skilled Doctors, Nurses, Phlebotomist, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Anatomists, Physiologist and Physiotherapist.
Class attendance is mandatory for all students, lectures are interactive as well as practical.