Programme Information (Clinical Medical Assistant CMA901-907)
The current state of the medical industry offers numerous job opportunities for clinical medical assistants. A career as a clinical medical assistant may consist of performing clinical duties such as assisting doctors in daily routines, drawing blood, performing laboratory tests, preparing the examination room, accounting for and disposing of contaminated supplies, taking electrocardiograms, and sterilizing instruments. A graduate of this programme may qualify for such jobs as: front or back office medical assistant, receptionist, ECG technician, lab assistant or aide, blood donor technician, or phlebotomist.
The programme runs for an 18 month period, and consists of 17 modules, with a total of 880 contact hours, which would generate 74 credits. Students will be trained via lectures, demonstrations, practical/lab sessions, monitoring, mentoring and an externship, and will be assessed throughout the programme based on the five criteria set out in the student evaluation document. Basic functions that an assistant will understand are, patient care, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, office administration, pharmacology, phlebotomy, electrocardiography, and laboratory procedures and practices. They would also be trained in the art of communication with doctors, patients, medical suppliers and others, both written and oral, greeting patients, administering medication as directed by a doctor, communicating with other health care practitioners. and ordering medical supplies.
CMA 901 Fundamentals of Medical Assisting
CMA 902 Psychological Aspects of Patient Care
CMA 903 Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology
CMA 904 Medical Law and Ethics
CMA 905 Ambulatory, Asepsis and Infection Control
CMA 906 CPR and First Aid
CMA 907 Introduction and Fundamentals of Pharmacology
CMA 908 Introduction to Applied & Clinical ECG
CMA 909 Introduction to Phlebotomy& Clinical Phlebotomy
CMA 910 Haematology
CMA 911 Applied Venipuncture
CMA 912 The Medical Laboratory Quality Assurance/Control
CMA 913 Safety in the Medical Laboratory/Lab Hazards
CMA 914 The Microscope & Laboratory Measurements
CMA 915 Urinalysis
CMA 916 Clinical Microbiology
CMA 917 Externship
A minimum of five CXC passes, (General Proficiency) Grades I and II (Grade III accepted from June 1998 onwards)
OR Five GCE O' Level passes, Grades A, B and C (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics.
OR Mature Entry - Subject to an interview
Completed Application Form and Application Fee
The original and copy of CXC certificate/s and other academic achievements/training courses
One Passport-sized photograph
The original and copy of one (1) of the following: National ID, Birth Certificate or Passport.
The original and copy of your Marriage Certificate/affidavit. (If relevant)