2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog
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CMAC 104 - Clinical Communication


Credit(s): 3
Contact Hours: 3

This course focuses on fundamental skills needed to effectively communicate with patients, families, clients, providers, vendors, and supervisory personnel in the outpatient clinical setting. Different types of communication, including: verbal, non-verbal, written, and electronic communication; as well as, barriers to communication are explored. Emphasis is placed on specific developmental and behavioral theory, including: Maslow, Erikson and Kubler-Ross, as a framework for effective communication in the clinical setting. Students will develop an understanding of the role of coping mechanisms, diversity, and coaching in clinical communication to ensure patient health care needs are met and to assist them in effectively navigating the medical office and outpatient clinical care setting with effective communication. Officially accepted into the Certified Medical Assistant Certificate program and following the required sequence of courses, E and R. To progress in the program, the student must maintain a grade of C or better in Certified Medical Assistant program courses and demonstrate a minimum of 100% attainment of all psychomotor and affective domain competencies.



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