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Medical Office Assistant

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Medical Office Assistant

Stratford’s medical office assistant home study program provides training on everything from administrative tasks to assisting with medical procedures and a final module specifically on home care.

Students are presented with valuable information on the medical industry, patient care, and administrative tasks. The goal of the program is to provide a well-rounded introduction to this important and interesting medical career field.

The healthcare industry continues to expand and so does the need for people with medical office assistant training. Stratford’s program is a convenient and affordable way to gain the knowledge that could lead to a rewarding, new career. Enrol today!
Medical Office Assistant Module 1
Medical Terminology

• Basic Word Structure
• Suffixes and Prefixes
• Organization of the Body
• Body Systems
• Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
• Common Abbreviations and Symbols

Medical Office Assistant Module 2
An Introduction to Medical Office Assisting

• A Brief History of Medicine
• Allied Health Professionals
• Clinical Essentials
• Professional Traits and Qualities
• Medical Law and Medical Ethics
• Legal Documents and HIPAA
• General Ethical Considerations
• Daily Duties and Receptionist Duties
• Managing the Workday
• Telephone Guidelines and Written Communication
• Handling the Office Mail

Medical Office Assistant Module 3
Managerial and Clerical Tasks and Duties

• Appointments and Reports
• Recording Patient Information
• Managing Various Scheduling Situations
• The Researching of Medical Information
• Preparing and Editing a Manuscript
• Compiling a Medical Record
• Types of Medical Records
• Prescription Medication Documentation
• Financial Transactions and Recording
• Health Insurance Coverage
• Records Management and Filing Procedures
• Managing the Financial Aspects of a Medical Office
• Maintaining Office Security
• Payroll Management

Medical Office Assistant Module 4
Assisting With Medical Procedures

• Patient Preparation for the Medical Examination
• Pre-examination Duties
• Hand Washing Techniques
• Measuring Weight and Height
• Measuring Vital Signs
• Vision and Hearing Care
• Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
• Assisting with Minor Surgery Procedures
• Office Laboratory Testing
• Culture and Sensitivity Testing
• Emergency Procedures and Office Safety
• The Job Search and Employment Opportunities

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date medical assistant textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of learning about medical assistant duties. The order in which the material is presented may vary.

Medical Office Assistant Program Online

"Stratford's course has given me a lot of knowledge about the subject."

Petula A.

"Thanks to Stratford Career Institute for the affordable fees and providing the textbooks. I am confident, satisfied, and happy with the concepts that I learned throughout my course."

Paula S.