Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog
MAST 1010 Legal & Ethical Concerns of the Medical Office (2-0-2)
Introduces the basic concept of medical assisting and its relationship to the other health fields. Emphasizes medical ethics, legal aspects of medicine, and the medical assistant*s role as an agent of the physician. Provides the student with knowledge of medical jurisprudence and the essentials of professional behavior. Topics include: introduction to medical assisting; introduction to medical law; physician/patient/assistant relationship; medic al office in litigation; as well as ethics, bioethical issues and HIPAA.