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This course introduces students to the basic skills that are performed by the medical assistant. Emphasis is placed on patient-centered assessment, examination, discussions of intervention and treatment as directed by a physician, and patient preparation and positioning for physical examination. The course also includes vital signs, patient transfers, OSHA regulations, and charting. Anthropometric measurement and differentiation of signs and symptoms are also discussed. Prerequisites: BIO 101 Co-requisite: BIO 102

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