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Certificate in the Medical Office Assistant Online Program - Online

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  • Objectives
    The Medical Office Assistant Online Program offers specialized training including medical terminology and related anatomy and physiology, office procedures, clinical procedures, medical transcription, bookkeeping and computerized medical billing. Courses in business English, organizational behaviour and databases and spreadsheets will also be included in the program.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate in the Medical Office Assistant Online Program
  • Course description
    Required Courses    Course Credits
    • ABTO 100    Online Learner Success    0.00
    • ABTO 120    Business English    3.00
    • ABTO 140    Human Relations    1.50
    • ABTO 141    Job Search    1.50
    • MOAO    Clinical Practical    1.50  *
    • MOAO    Clinical Procedures    1.50  *
    • MOAO    Computerized Medical Billing    1.50  *
    • MOAO    Manual Medical Billing    1.50  *
    • MOAO    Medical Terminology III    1.50  *
    • MOAO 100    Medical Terminology I    0.75
    • MOAO 101    Medical Terminology II and Related Anatomy and Physiology    3.00
    • MOAO 120    Medical Transcription    1.50
    • MOAO 130    Medical Administrative Procedures    1.50
    * Under development
    Total Program Credits    20.25
    Required:    20.25

    MOAO 100    Medical Terminology I
    0.75 credits    (0,1.6,2.5) hrs    06 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100
    Students will complete an introductory study of the construction of medical terms including root words, suffixes and prefixes relating to the various body systems.

    MOAO 101    Medical Terminology II and Related Anatomy and Physiology
    3.00 credits    (0,2,4) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100 and MOAO 100
    This course is a continuation of Medical Terminology I and will introduce anatomy and physiology related to the main systems of the body.

    MOAO 120    Medical Transcription
    1.50 credits    (0,2.5,2.5) hrs    12 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100, MOAO 100 and 101
    This introductory course will familiarize students with transcribing from oral dictation. Students will acquire knowledge of the content and formats of medical reports typically dictated in clinics and hospitals.

    MOAO 130    Medical Administrative Procedures
    1.50 credits    (0,0,2.5) hrs    12 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100
    Students wiill be introduced to the administrative duties and procedures required in a medical office/hospital setting. Topics covered will include reception skills, appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, interpersonal skills, stress management, inventory control, mail processing, and filing and records management procedures. Medical law and ethics are an integral part of the course.

    ABTO 100    Online Learner Success
    0.00 credits    (5,0,0) hrs    02 wks
    This course prepares the learner to be successful in the online environment. Through instruction, tutorials, small group experiences, and ongoing self-assessment the learner will be provided with an opportunity to adopt methods which will enhance his/her success in the online environment.
    Note: ABTO 120 is recommended as a prerequisite.

    ABTO 120    Business English
    3.00 credits    (4,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    Employers continually report that job applicants with appropriate language skills are hard to find. This course focuses on correct English usage in a business environment and provides a comprehensive review of grammar, punctuation, and style as well as business spelling and vocabulary development.

    ABTO 140    Human Relations
    1.50 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    08 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    This course concentrates on personal and professional development skills needed by workers in today's workplace. Self-examination and assessment, teamwork, client relations, effective communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, together with an understanding of business ethics, are included in this course.

    ABTO 141    Job Search
    1.50 credits    (2,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    To develop effective job search strategies for today's competitive and changing job market. Topics include self-assessment, employability skill testing, job search strategies and research, using the Internet for job search and career planning, networking, resumes, employment-related communications, application forms, portfolios and interviews.
    Note: Keyboarding speed of 20 net words per minute.

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