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Medical / Introduction to Health Occupations

Course Summary
Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. Students will acquire skills through hands on learning experiences in the areas of vital signs, blood pressure, instrument identification and EKG machines. Students will be instructed in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, sterilization, patient care, and preparation. Students will become familiar with medical billing and coding, and medical terminology, affording them the ability to make informed decisions about the medical profession. Frequent visits by medical professionals and guest speakers compliment the course and provide unique learning opportunities for students. Second year students will participate in a unique learning experience through a supervised internship at the Nassau University Medical Center.

Prerequisites
Passed and completed Regents Biology

Interest in Sciences and Health

Medical/ Intro to Health Occupations Instructor
Julie Shapiro

Credits Offered
5- Medical/ Intro to Health Occupation Credits
1- Technical Writing Credit
1- Technical Mathematics Credit
1- Career and Financial Management Credit
TOTAL = 8 credits

SED Code
Medical Assisting - 5510801