Medical Assistant Fundamentals of Practice & Lab: Clinical Skills/ Procedures for Medical Assistants I

MED X 410.3

This UCLA Medical Assistant Program course is the first in a 3-part series. It covers foundations for clinical practice including vital signs, patient intake, assessment, and documentation principles.


Please note: This course is restricted to students admitted to the UCLA Health Medical Assistant Program only.

What you can learn.

  • Practice various administrative functions required to be a Medical Assistant
  • Interpret insurance eligibilities and pre-authorization processes
  • Discover procedural and diagnostic coding
  • Integrate basic finance practices into clinical work

About this course:

This course will cover foundations for clinical practice where students will participate in interactive experiential learning activities including patient simulations and exposure to the Ambulatory Care Setting. Student will learn vital signs, patient intake, assessment, and documentation principles, principles of infection control, and other protective practices. Each week will build upon previous knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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