Course Description

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is traditionally a face-to-face classroom training program, but the Fall 2020 Semester section will be held online in a self-paced format as we prioritize distance learning in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Clinical Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities. 

The purpose of this program is to prepare students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. This course covers the following key areas and topics:  

  • Clinical responsibilities of the medical office – assisting the physician with patient related care

  • Preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine procedures and diagnostic testing

  • HIPAA, patient confidentiality, legal aspects of healthcare and regulatory patient care issues

  • Recording and taking of vital signs, blood pressure, and other patient care items related to the physician office visit

  • Review and administration of medications, allergies and other pharmacology related items

  • Laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and the proper techniques required to collect specimens for laboratory analysis

  • Cardiology and the proper placement of leads when taking a 12 lead EKG

Course Information:

  • 300 hour program includes 140 hours of classroom course contact and 160 hours of clinical externship.
  • $3,199 tuition fee includes all textbooks and materials.

Education & Certification Information:

  • Clinical Medical Assistants should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.

  • Students who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification examination.

  • In addition to facilitating entry-level clinical medical assisting related positions, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Nursing (LPN) or a Nursing (RN) program.

  • National and state examination fees are not including in program tuition.


Questions? Contact Zainab Qari at zainab.qari@unh.edu

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