UpSkillMA Courses

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Interprofessional Team-Based Care:

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of existing health professionals (especially medical assistants) in the way primary care is transforming to focus on interprofessional team-based care. 

The primary goals of the course are to:

  • Provide a deep appreciation and understanding of the concept of team-based care.
  • Build the relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes for working as a medical assistant on an interprofessional team.

 

Quality Improvement and Making the Data Count:

This course is designed to provide an appreciation for and understanding of the concepts related to quality improvement (QI) in healthcare. Learners will build the relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make data count in delivering high quality primary care as a medical assistant on an interprofessional team.

The primary goals of this course are to:

  • Provide an appreciation and understanding of the concept related to quality improvement in health care.
  • Build the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes for working as a medical assistant on an interprofessional team to make data count.

 

Immunizations:

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of existing health professionals (especially medical assistants) in the way a robust immunization program can strengthen the immunity of the participant’s community.

The primary goals of this course are to:

  • Provide a deep appreciation and understanding of immunizations.
  • Build the relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes for working as a medical assistant with a high functioning immunization program.

 

Professionalism and Effective Communication:

This course describes the key aspects of professionalism and the role of effective communication for medical assistants; and how to apply these concepts into practice.

The primary goals of this course are to:

  • Describe professionalism and its importance for medical assistants.
  • Describe methods and approaches for effective communication for medical assistants.
  • Discuss legal and ethical implications that impact medical assistants.

Upcoming Course Schedule

The course schedule for the first quarter of 2020 is listed below. We anticipate offering each course at least once a quarter. The interprofessional Team-Based Care course is offered more frequently, depending on demand.

  Course   Start Dates     Course Duration   Prerequisite  
  Interprofessional Team-Based Care

  October 5

  12 hours over 10 weeks        None
  Immunizations

 October 5

  10 hours over 10 weeks   None
  Quality Improvement and Making the Data Count *

  October 5

  10 hours over 10 weeks

  None

 

  Professionalism and Effective Communication*

  October 5

  9 hours over 9 weeks   None

*Interprofessional Team-Based Care is a recommended – but not required – pre-requisite course.