A student successfully completing this program will be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate an understanding of anatomical structure and normal physiological function in the human body and of medical terms descriptive of body systems.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the concepts and applications of pharmacology to include safe medication administration.
- Demonstrate effective communication with patients, their families, and other members of the health care team.
- Integrate principles of safety, sterilization and disinfecting in all aspects of patient/office procedures.
- Demonstrate administrative competency, to include but not limited to, scheduling, bookkeeping procedures, records management, coding and insurance processing.
- Demonstrate clinical competency, to include but not limited to, specimen collection, processing and analysis, obtaining vital signs, preparing patients for exams or treatments, assisting in procedures, and patient education.
- Demonstrate professional behavior that reflects an internalization of ethical, legal and self-management concepts.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills through organization of safe, competent care provided for individuals.