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Medical Office Assistant
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Medical Office Assistant

This career-focused course is designed to help students gain vital information about the important work of today's medical office assistant.

Beginning with basic medical terminology, the course then covers managerial and administrative tasks and ends with a module on assisting with basic medical procedures.

The purpose of Stratford's Medical Office Assistant course is to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to this important career field as a means to prepare them in taking that first step toward employment in this field.
Medical Terminology
• Basic Word Structure
• Suffixes and Prefixes
• Organization of the Body
• Body Systems
• Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
• Common Abbreviations and Symbols

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

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

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 educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date accounting course textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the accounting course material is presented may vary.
Medical Office Assistant Course

“It has impacted my life as well as my family. It is a good feeling when someone asks you if you graduated and you can respond, “Yes I did.” Thank you, Stratford Career Institute.”

Corina V.

"I am a retired nurse looking to re-enter the medical field. I needed to quickly brush up on my medical office skills. This was a great way to do that."

- Sherry J.

"I have learned a lot from this program and have really enjoyed it."

- Althea H.