Catalog 2017-2018

MAST 1010 Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office (2-0-2)

This course introduces the basic concept of medical assisting and its relationship to the other health fields. It emphasizes medical ethics, the legal aspects of medicine, and the medical assistant's role as an agent of the physician. This course provides students with knowledge of medical jurisprudence and the essentials of professional behavior. Topics include an introduction to medical assisting; an introduction to medical law; physician, patient, and medical assistant relationships; medical offices in litigation; and ethics, bioethical issues, and HIPAA.

Offered Spring and Summer


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