Medical Assistants and Their Role in Urology

Course Overview

Urology is a branch of medicine that treats diseases of the female and male urinary tract such as thekidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Urologists also care for the male organs such as the penis, testes, scrotum, and prostate.

Course Accreditation

This course has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1 clinical CEU. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the course content or the course provider.

Author Information

Medical Program Director
Dr. Brian Dickens is a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) and subject matter expert in the medical assisting and allied health fields.

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Disclosure statement: Dr. Brian Dickens reports having no financial or advisory relationship with any corporate, medical, or political organization doing work related to this educational activity or other business activity.

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Intended Audience

This Medical Assistants and Their Role in Urology training course is an overview of functions that are generally performed by employees/students who have previously completed the respective training course. This course is intended to keep students/employees aware of the clinical importance of duties often performed in a front office and back office/clinic setting. It is developed for front line supervisors, workers, and trainees.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain functions of the medical assistant who works in urology
  • Describe necessary information for a urology visit
  • Provide an overview of urology conditions
  • Understand common procedures
  • Understand common urology procedures and tests

Course outline

  • 1. Overview
  • 2. Preparing for the visit
  • 3. Common Urology Health Tests and Procedures with Common Diagnosis
  • 4. CE Test
  • 5. References


This is a summary of essential elements of the Medical Assistant role as it pertains to Urology and is not a comprehensive guide to urology compliance. Regulation by those that perform Urology duties and responsibilities as a Medical Assistant are obligated to comply with all of its requirements of the agencies and employer and should not refer to this program as a guide of legal information or advice.
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