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Medical Administration Courses in St John’s

8-week field placement
Training on electronic healthcare records
Program Length: 53 Weeks.

Program Overview

Interested in helping others through a career in healthcare? Every medical workplace relies on their administrative support staff to aid in the daily organizational and client-based communication tasks that keep things running smoothly. The Eastern Academy Medical Administrative Specialist program gives you real-world field placement experience, plus the key terminology and skills needed to take on a role in any type of healthcare setting.

If you enjoy the idea of working with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare support staff, then a diploma as a Medical Administrative Specialist is for you!

Program Goals

The Medical Administration program at Eastern Academy in St John’s helps you develop your skills as an entry-level medical administrative assistant. The program offers basic knowledge and training about the office procedures, medical terminologies, anatomy, and physiology required to be a medical administrator. Apart from that, we aim to enhance your verbal and written communication skills.

Program Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate:

Analytical and quantitative problem-solving
Computer as well as information knowledge
The recognition of laws and regulations of the field
Basic knowledge of medical terminology
Basic understanding of pharmacology
The submission of claims via electronic data transfer
The general principles of health information management

Apart from that, we can assure you that you will be trained and taught by experienced faculty in the field with real-world experiences. The Medical Administration course will offer a holistic understanding of the healthcare sector in St John’s.

Program Courses

Student Success Strategies 20 hours
Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals 40
Software Lab: Word Processing 40
Software Lab: Spreadsheets 40
Software Lab: Presentations 40
Software Lab: Database Management 40
Anatomy and Terminology 180
Medical Machine Transcription (On-going)
Medical Office Practice and Assisting 80
Document Formatting 80
Business Math 40
Writing for Comprehension 40
Image Development 20
Business Communications 80
Office Skills 80
Bookkeeping Fundamentals 40
Career Planning and Preparation Level I 20
Career Planning and Preparation Level II 20
Field Placement 8 Weeks
Total Weeks – 53

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Medical Administrative Specialist Diploma program will qualify grads to pursue positions such as Medical Office Assistant, Medical Billing Clerk and Clinical Assistant.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status. Please call the campus for more details.

NOC CODE: 1221, 1243
Salary information may be found on: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

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