CCMA Course Syllabus


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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum covers anatomy & physiology, principles of human diseases, healthcare fundamentals, clinical pharmacology, diagnostic methods, clinical procedures, BLS training, and more!

Course consists of 15 modules of instructional content broken down into respective lessons. Each module contains detailed lectures and notes, animated video lectures, interactive activities, real-world clinical cases, classmate interaction, laboratory simulations, constant feedback and support from instructors.

Module 1: Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Lesson: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Lesson: Pathophysiology & Disease Processes
Lesson: Medical Terminology
Lesson: Medical Law & Ethics

Module 2: Patient Privacy & Safety

Lesson: HIPPA laws
Lesson: Medical Documentation
Lesson: Patient Education & ResourcesLesson: Interpersonal Communication
Lesson: Managing Referrals & Prescriptions

Module 3: Infection Control

Lesson: Infection Control Terminology Lesson: OSHA RegulationsLesson: Hand Hygiene & PPE
Lesson: Blood Borne Pathogens & Universal PrecautionsLesson: Standard & Transmission-based Precautions
Lesson: Needle-stick Safety & PreventionLesson: Biomedical Waste Disposal

Module 4: Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology & Medication Management

Lesson: Drug Classes
Lesson: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics 

Lesson: Understanding Prescriptions

Lesson: 5 Rights of Medication Administration
Lesson: Medication Administration Routes

Lesson: Medication Errors & AbbreviationsLesson: Clinical Pharmacology-Antihypertensive Drug Therapy-Antibiotics-Medications for Heart Failure-Anti-diabetic Drug Therapy-Cholesterol Medication-Drug Therapy for Pain

Module 5: Healthcare Systems/Settings & Patient-Centered Communication

Lesson: Healthcare Settings
Lesson: Effective Patient Communication
Lesson: Conducting Patient Interviews
Lesson: Developing a Medical History
Lesson: Medication Reconciliation

Module 6: Introduction to Clinical Medical Assisting Examinations & Diagnostic Procedures

Lesson: Duties of a Clinical Medical AssistantLesson: Pulmonary Examinations & Procedures
Lesson: Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN)Lesson: Urology Examinations & ProceduresLesson: Evaluation & Care of Pediatric PatientsLesson: Evaluation & Care of Geriatric Patients
Lesson: Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy

Module 7: Assessing Vital Signs

Lesson: Importance of Vital SignsLesson: Equipment & Patient PreparationLesson: Body Temperature
Lesson: Pulse / Heart RateLesson: RespirationLesson: Blood PressureLesson: Oxygen Saturation
Lesson: Assessing Pain

Module 8: Clinical Testing & Laboratory Procedures

Lesson: Laboratory DepartmentsLesson: Quality Control Protocols
Lesson: Point of Care Testing (POCT)
Lesson: Specimen Collection: Sputum, Urine, StoolLesson: Urinalysis & Pregnancy Testing  Lesson: Vision Acuity & Ear Lavage

Module 9: Venipuncture/ Blood Handling & Administering Injections

Lesson: Basics of BloodLesson: Blood Specimen Collection & Processing
Lesson: Venipuncture / Phlebotomy
Lesson: Introduction to InjectionsLesson: Intramuscular Injections
Lesson: Subcutaneous Injections

Module 10: Surgical Asepsis & Assisting with Surgical Procedures

Lesson: Modes of SterilizationLesson: Setting up Sterile ProceduresLesson: Assisting with Minor Surgical ProceduresLesson: Post-Procedure Care

Module 11: Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Lesson: Patient HygieneLesson: Ambulation / Transferring Lesson: Patient Positioning Lesson: Skin AssessmentLesson: Airway ManagementLesson: Oxygen TherapyLesson: Ostomy Care

Lesson: Post-Procedure Care

Module 12: EKG Technician & Cardiovascular Testing

Lesson: EKG & Cardiovascular Testing
Lesson: Safety, Compliance, Coordinated Patient Care
Lesson: EKG Acquisition
Lesson: Conducting EKG Testing
Lesson: EKG Analysis & Interpretation

Module 13: American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Training

Lesson: Adult BLSLesson: AED for Adults & Children 8 Years of Age & OlderLesson: Child BLSLesson: Infant BLSLesson: AED for Infants & Children Less than 8 Years of AgeLesson: Special ConsiderationsLesson: Relief of Choking

Module 14: Course Review

Lesson: Adult BLSLesson: AED for Adults & Children 8 Years of Age & OlderLesson: Child BLSLesson: Infant BLSLesson: AED for Infants & Children Less than 8 Years of AgeLesson: Special ConsiderationsLesson: Relief of Choking

Module 15: CCMA Certification Exam

Upon successful completion of all course modules, students will sit for The National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) NCCA-accredited CCMA certification exam. Students will have a choice of taking the exam online with a proctor or at a PSI testing center.

The CCMA exam is 150 questions. Students will be given 3 hours to complete the exam.

The exam will test student’s knowledge on a variety of topics including, but not limited to: anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology of human disease, medical terminology, pharmacology, clinical patient care, and diagnostic procedures. 

ACT covers the cost of the CCMA exam.

ACT Exam Passing Rate on 1st Attempt: 100%.


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