Medical Office Infection Control – AMOA 254

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course educates the student regarding the seriousness of infection control within the medical office and the role the Medical Office Assistant plays in compliance.

Prerequisites

HLTH 211, HLTH 212, and NURS 105

Rationale

The purpose of this course is to provide students with best practices for preventing, treating, and managing infectious outbreaks in a clinical office. The course fits into the Associate of Applied Science: Medical Office Assistant degree program (AAS) as it will provide future clinical staff with the knowledge and understanding to prevent and respond to infectious disease occurrence.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain how pathogens spread.
  2. Describe the steps necessary to break the cycle of the spreading of infectious diseases.
  3. Evaluate policies and procedures in regard to infection control.
  4. Discuss infection control, patient management, and communicable disease reporting and education.
  5. Critique worker safety relative to infection control.
  6. Discuss proper procedures for waste disposal in the office.
  7. Explain the importance of medical instrument sterilization.
  8. Apply biblical principles to medical office infection control.
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Course Assignment

Readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a written or video thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Both options are available for all Discussion Board Forums. Written threads must be 250–300 words; video threads must be 120–150 seconds of student-spoken audio and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads in either written or video form. Each written reply must be 150–200 words and video replies must be 60–90 seconds of student-spoken audio.

Infectious Disease Paper

The student will write a 3-4 page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on an infectious disease selected from the list provided by the instructor. The paper must include at least 2 scholarly references in addition to the Reading & Study material and the Bible.

Powerpoint Presentation

The student will create a 10-12 slide presentation about Tuberculosis. The instructor will provide specific instruction about content. The presentation requires a minimum of 2-4 scholarly references in addition to the Reading & Study material and the Bible.

Case Study: Scenario

The student will write a 3-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on a specific scenario. The paper must include at least 2 scholarly references in addition to the course readings and the Bible.

Vocabulary Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer questions, and have a 45-minute time limit.

Final Exam

The exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the entire course. The Final Exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and/or true/false questions and 5 short-answer questions, and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit.