Course

Description

Medical Administrative Professional

 

Medical Administrative Professional

Advanced Terminology


This advanced terminology course will give the student relevant and specialty specific knowledge of medical terminology. There are ten weeks of study in this course; each week is specific to one area of specialty. The modules contained in this course are relative to possibly employment in health care facilities for the student.




Advanced Medical Transcription


This advanced transcription course will give the student experience transcribing letters, chart notes, and various medical reports. This course will build further on the student’s skills and knowledge gained from grammar, proofreading, office procedures, basic and advanced terminology, and anatomy and physiology. The student will gain experience with patient EMR while completing this course.




Advanced Microsoft Office


This advanced Microsoft Office course will expand on previous knowledge learned in basic Microsoft Office using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. The advanced Microsoft Office course is designed to give the students advanced practical use of the program and to be able to apply this knowledge in an office setting. Each chapter builds on the previous knowledge learned.




Anatomy and Physiology


This anatomy and physiology course will give the student a basic understanding of what anatomy and physiology is, specialized to body systems. This will give the student the ability to describe a body system and understand the systemic properties. There will also be instruction on pathological conditions of each system. Medical abbreviations will be covered in this course. This course will be a prerequisite to medical transcription.




Basic Medical Terminology


This basic medical terminology course will give the student a basic understanding of the medical language. There are twelve units that will be body system specific. Included in this course is prefix, suffix, and word root usage, pronunciation, and terminology with definitions of medical words. Basic medical terminology is a prerequisite for advanced medical terminology.




Basic Microsoft Office


This basic Microsoft Office course will give the student building blocks to navigate through any project using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. The basic Microsoft Office course is designed to give the students practical use of the program and to be able to apply this knowledge in an office setting. Each chapter builds on the previous knowledge learned, and is a prerequisite to Advanced Microsoft Office which will build further on the student’s understanding of Microsoft Office.




Basic Medical Transcription


This basic transcription course will give the student experience with transcribing important medical reports that are specialty specific. The modules in basic transcription are designed to give the student a real-time feel of transcribing in a medical setting. This course will work on the student’s ability to manage time, use resources, and use knowledge gained in the previously completed courses of grammar, proofreading, basic terminology, and anatomy and physiology. Basic medical transcription is a prerequisite of advanced medical transcription.




Basic Medical Billing


This basic medical billing course will give the student experience with basic medical billing procedures in Saskatchewan. In this course, the student will learn basic rules and regulations that will be applied to medical billing in an office setting. This course focuses on procedures performed in a medical office, hospital, house calls, or care homes. The ability to submit and reconcile claims is not covered in this unit because we are not a functioning medical clinic; however, these procedures are discussed throughout the course.




Manual Bookkeeping


The manual bookkeeping course will teach students the importance of proper, ethical, and timely accounting procedures. Instruction of this course will focus on day to day accounting of a business covering debits, credits, receivables, liabilities, assets, revenues, payroll, financial statements, and year end preparation. This course is recognized as a necessary introductory course which is a prerequisite for any computerized accounting courses.




Communications/Cultural Sensitivity


The communications course will cover effective communication and conflict resolution with special emphasis on cultural differences. Students will pay particular attention to how they present themselves both intentionally and unintentionally and how to professionally present themselves in a medical office environment. This course will pay particular attention to creating, building, and maintaining interpersonal relationships. Each chapter dealt with will include a summary of applying skills to workplace situations.




Financial Management/Math Skills


Financial management/math skills will give the student basic skills in understanding financial transactions of a business. These skills will be expanded on further through manual and computerized accounting courses. The student will be taught terminology associated and step-by-step instructions of different transaction types that would take place daily in a medical setting. While being instructed in this area, basic math skills will be covered.




Grammar


This grammar course will take you through the basics of English grammar, giving a solid foundation of proper grammar usage for further learning. Writing and grammar skills are essential in any line of work, at any age, and for any reason. This class will center on instructing students to properly and effectively apply grammar rules to professional situations. Including covering the eight parts of speech, the student will also have skills in proper sentence structure, correct word/verb usage, proper punctuation, and proper number expression.




Management Fundamentals


The management fundamentals course will help the student gain useful knowledge and skills to successfully participate in any business environment. The major focus of management fundamentals will be skills in conflict resolution, communication, and ethics. Also instructed in this course are the building blocks for time and stress management and stepping into the leadership role.




Medical Communications


This medical communications course focuses on clear, precise, understandable, and proper writing basics specific for the medical profession. The course will center on developing acceptable communication for the medical administrative office assistant and patients as well as fellow health care support workers. The student will start at simple writing of complete sentences and continue to add skills until the final project of an essay is completed. Proper, complete, and effective communication is the goal.




Medical Law and Ethics


This medical law and ethics course will give the student relevant knowledge and understanding of basic history of law and ethics pertaining to the medical profession. Covered in this course will be the difference between law and ethics, legal responsibilities of anyone employed in a medical setting, and information about cases involving malpractice and negligence in the province of Saskatchewan.




Medical Office Procedures


The medical office procedures course will cover particular skills necessary for effectively functioning in a medical office environment. The class will include proper professional written and verbal communication, filing, familiarization with inventory and ordering supplies, procedures manuals, meetings, all pertaining to a medical office environment. Along with these skills, the student will learn the personal qualifications and responsibilities of a medical administrative office assistant. The course will develop professional skills to be used in any office setting




Proofreading


The proofreading course is designed to further work on the grammar basics previously taken in this course. The student will learn essential proofreading, spelling, and editing skills necessary to properly prepare and effectively compose correspondence and reports within any office. Spelling and commonly misused words are again gone through in this course. The student will develop further skills to improve their writing and compose error free business documents.




Patient Psychology


This patient psychology course will give the student relevant knowledge and understanding of various psychological methods and ideology pertaining to patient care. Covered in this course will be basic human needs, stages of grieving, different personality types, and communication with all patients.




Sage 50 Accounting (Computerized Accounting)


The Sage 50 accounting course will take all knowledge learned from manual bookkeeping and apply electronically to a computerized accounting program. Upon completion of this course, the student will have the ability to build a company from scratch, perform daily accounting transactions, and all financial statements. Focused on in Sage 50 accounting will be the general journal, ledger, accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliation, and payroll.




Teambuilding


Team-building activities can help develop trust - a critical component to business - especially when teamwork is required on a daily basis to achieve objectives. Teambuilding can allow employees to depend more on one another and be more productive and efficient as a result. Conflict resolution, effective team work and communication will be the main focus of the teambuilding course.