AHEM 124 Diagnostic Medicine • 3 Cr.


This is the third in a series of courses on Medical Assistant skills. The focus is on diagnostic testing in the clinical setting including CLIA-waived Point-of-care testing, ECG, Spirometry. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AHEM 120 or permission of Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the role and function of the clinical medical assistant.
  • Distinguish and use appropriate diagnostic procedures.
  • Perform CLIA-waived lab tests, including urinalysis, POC chemistry and hematology tests, and microbiology testing.
  • Perform Electrocardiography and spirometry testing.
  • Apply correct documentation procedures with traditional and computerized systems.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with workplace patients and staff.
  • Apply safety practices for the medical office.