Develop the language required to communicate effectively in a medical setting. Medical terminology and word structure related to twelve body systems will be studied. Terminology related to basic diagnostic procedures and basic pharmacology will be included. Textbook Required.
This is a beginning medical transcription course designed to provide students with a working knowledge of transcription of medical reports. Transcription is taking the spoken word and turning it into a written document. Case studies are provided so that the student will gain knowledge in the transcribing of various medical reports. Medical reports will be transcribed from ten individual case studies, each of which concerns an inpatient with a specific medical problem. There are between four and eight reports within each case study. Students will be involved in the care of the patient from the date of admission through the date of discharge. Students must complete specified prerequisites listed below. Textbook Required
Prerequisite: Good punctuation and grammar skills required. Instructor will be checking with students re: prerequisites and will refer those without them, to registering college coordinator. Typing speed of at least 30 wpm, Familiarity with a Word Processing package (MS Word, WordPerfect, KeyPro software). Prior to registering students must have successfully completed the following;
Software Required: Windows Operating System. Must have audio capabilities (speakers or ear phones). Transcription playback software will be a free download from the Internet (Traditional equipment will be simulated). Students may choose to purchase a foot pedal from the software download site (optional). The Word Processing will be MS Word. Note that MAC users will need to purchase a Microsoft Word compatibility program installed (about $100 at Staples/Future Shop).
Develop sound knowledge of dental terms, with an emphasis on anatomy, disease terms, and instrumentation. Terminology specific to infection control, pain management, tooth restorations, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, pedodontics, and malocclusion is included. Textbook Required. Software Required: Word Processor
This course focuses on personal and organizational skills required by persons employed in health care in an office or clerical assistant role. It examines the health record as it is used in health care organizations with a major emphasis on confidentiality and the legal aspects of health information documentation. You will learn to effectively carry out the role of assisting with administration while in the employ of a nursing unit or health care office. Assignments provide realistic practical experiences by performing a variety of tasks designed to develop sound decision-making skills and critical thinking skills. This course has mandatory group work.
NOTE: For one element of the Portfolio Assignment, student will need access to a camera to take photo(s). Photo(s) will have to be uploaded to Blackboard.
Medical Office Procedures is designed for the learner who is pursuing a career in health administration in a physician's office, clinic, or hospital setting. It will include information on professional and career responsibilities,interpersonal and written communications, safety standards, infection control, records management, order entry,financial administration, and managing the medical office. The Canada Health Act and the principles of OHIP medical billing will be introduced. No Textbook required.
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic principles of efficient Health Claim Billing in Ontario. The student will learn how to use the Schedule of Benefits and Preambles of the Ministry of Health, as well as be introduced to computerized billing. Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed Medical Terminology, have good typing skills and computer knowledge.Textbook Required.
Software Required: A Windows Operating System is required. MACs are not compatible unless they run a Windows OS. The MAC user will be given an alternate theory assignment in lieu of the computerized billing portion of the course, however, the MAC user does not have opportunity to practice on the billing software.
This course prepares the learner with the knowledge required to understand the normal anatomical and structures and physiological functions of the renal system. It introduces the experienced nurse to etiology and pathophysiology related to acute and chronic kidney conditions, their diagnoses, typical progression and common implications for individuals at risk for developing or affected by kidney disease and their families. Textbook Required.
Pharmacology for the medical office professional is intended to help medical office staff to develop an understanding of how drugs work, drug classifications, methods of administration, and the major drug groups affecting the various body systems. Common drug examples will be looked at with each drug classification. The meaning of Doctor's Orders using commonly accepted medical abbreviations will also be discussed. This course is open to current employees in health-related areas or those who hope for such employment in the future. No Textbook Required.
This course has been designed for medical office professionals to assist in developing an understanding of common surgical procedures related to a wide variety of body systems. Knowledge in the area of surgical procedures will help the student to educate the patient prior to and after surgery, what to anticipate, and expected results. This course is open to people currently employed in health related areas or hope to do so in the future. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology. No Textbook Required.