This hands-on course covers formatting styles of business letters, business and academic reports, memos, tables, and business documents. The course also includes drill work for improving keying speed and accuracy. Students should be able to key 40 words per minute.
This course familiarizes students with the basic functioning of medical records in facilities with electronic medical records. Students will also be exposed to the jobs and duties involved in the health information management department of hospitals and clinics. Hands-on training with an electronic medical records program will be included, as well as discussion of paper medical record functions.
This course develops professional skills and attitudes needed in a medical business environment. Skills developed include an ability to communicate effectively with patients and other medical office staff, manage time effectively, schedule patients, greet patients, use the telephone properly, process mail, apply ergonomics and office safety, and use medical computer software efficiently.
This course provides the learner with techniques used in proofreading office documents from both hard and soft copy (computer screen). Learners will incorporate the use of office reference manuals. This project-based course uses individual and group activities as well as in-class and out-of-class work.
Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.