Medical Assistant I (8345)

Medical Assistant I (8345)

Students gain foundational knowledge in basic anatomy and physiology, medical ethics, medical asepsis, terminology, medical mathematics, and legal responsibilities. Students also develop basic skills and techniques to assist the healthcare provider and/or other medical professionals in patient examinations, basic emergency care, simple laboratory tests, and administrative duties. Additionally, students explore medical assisting career pathways through the Health Occupations
3 Student Association (HOSA) and through potential on-the-job clinical instruction and/or observation in a healthcare facility.

NOTE: This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to

Recommended prerequisite(s): Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences (8302)

Duration: 36 weeks

Suggested Grade Level: 11

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