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Educational Goals for completion of the Medical Assisting Program

Statement of Program Goals and Expected Learning Outcomes for each of the three learning domains

The goal of the Medical Assisting program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Learning outcomes include the following as per the Standards and Guidelines:

Medical assistants graduating from programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) will demonstrate critical thinking based on knowledge of academic knowledge in performance of the psychomotor and affective domains in their practice as medical assistants in providing patient care.

Each domain is utilized to instructively create and present a curriculum to ensure competencies as per the Standards and Guidelines of CAAHEP.

The Medical Assisting Program expected learning outcomes for the cognitive learning domain is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants and would include;

  • Practice within the legal scope of practice
  • Demonstrate appropriate body language and non-verbal skills
  • Communicate effectively with patients and the health care team
  • Recognize self boundaries
  • Recognize office protocols
  • Maintain certifications and current events locally and nationally of the medical assisting profession

Medical Assisting Program expected learning outcomes for the psychomotor learning domain is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants and would include:

  • Perform clinical procedures (vital signs, laboratory testing, sterilization, patient screening, etc.)
  • Perform administrative duties (telephones, scheduling, documentation, EHR’s)
  • Advocate on behalf of patients
  • Respond to issues of confidentiality
  • Separate personal and professional ethics
  • Practice within the standard of care

Medical Assisting Program expected learning outcomes for the affective learning domain is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants and would include:

  • Demonstrate respect for diversity when dealing with patient care
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal test results
  • Apply active listening skills
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in communicating on all levels
  • Demonstrate self awareness in emergency situations
  • Implement time management on all levels