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MA Learning Outcomes
The MA curriculum provides the educational foundation for entry into the practice of medical assisting. Educational experiences are organized within the framework of identified collegiate competencies. Curricular content increases in scope and complexity as the medical assisting student progresses towards successful completion of each of the core competencies required for graduation from Finlandia University’s MA program.
1. Communication: The Medical Assistant graduate communicates effectively with patients, supervisors, support personnel, and other health care team members using suitable verbal, nonverbal, and written skills.
2. Analytical Skills: The Medical Assistant graduate applies knowledge of basic sciences and medical theory to the application and appropriate modification of administrative and clinical medical assisting procedures.
3. Citizenship: The Medical Assistant graduate possesses the necessary professional behaviors to practice as a medical assistant in a variety of practice settings.
4. Critical and Creative Thinking: The Medical Assistant graduate applies critical/creative thinking and analytical skills to make sound administrative and clinical judgments to enhance patient care.
5. Cultural Heritage and Literacy: The Medical Assistant graduate delivers patient care in a respectful manner that reflects sensitivity to individual differences.
6. Concentration in Medical Assisting: The Medical Assistant graduate possesses the necessary entry level administrative and clinical skills to practice as a medical assistant in a variety of practice settings.
7. Concentration in Medical Assisting: The Medical Assistant graduate is successful in qualifying for certification/registration.