Medical Administrative Assistant Career Prep Professional

400 Hours / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Administrative Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. The need for professionals that understand how to utilize computerized medical office software and perform administrative office procedures is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, chiropractic practices, and other health care providers all depend on administrative professionals for day-to-day-support. In the Administrative Medical Assistant course you will learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel. 

Learn and recognize word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language today. Learn how to combine words to create meaningful medical conditions as well as comprehend their definition and know the correct spelling. In this medical terminology course you will learn medical terms related to all major body systems. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean. You will practice defining and understanding medical terms using case studies, vignettes, and activities.

This course prepares the student to take the following certificaton exam(s):

  • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Medical Administrative Assistant Certification OR
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Willow Nolland is an expert in education and eLearning, with more than ten years of experience in curriculum development and instructional design. She has worked in higher education for over twelve years, and has developed numerous courses and has been involved in curriculum development across disciplines. She has experience with academic program development and coordination, curriculum development, student learning outcomes, educational partnerships, and student development. In addition, she has developed and administered professional development programs for various groups, including teachers, counselors, healthcare workers and members of private industry. She is a certified Quality Matters Reviewer and has taken graduate courses in online course development. She designs and teaches online courses at the college level and is proficient in a variety of course management systems. She has helped educators redesign their courses to transition them from a face-to-face format to an online format, and has provided course editing assistance to others. As a freelance instructional designer and curriculum developer, her projects have included course editing and redesign of online continuing education courses for nurses, CEU curriculum development for healthcare workers and teachers, and course review and editing for various colleges and universities.

This course prepares the student to take the NHA Medical Administrative Assistant certification exam.

Course Outline:

Medical Adminstrative Assistant Career Prep Curriculum:
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Lesson 2: Ambulatory Care Administration
  • Lesson 3: Coding and Medical Billing Procedures
  • Lesson 4: Medical Office Administrative Functions
  • Lesson 5: Assisting with Medical Specialties
  • Lesson 6: Career Development
Medical Terminology Career Prep Curriculum:
  1. Introduction to Medical Terminology, The Human Body in Health and Disease, Word Part Review
  2. Skeletal and Muscular System 
  3. Cardiovascular System 
  4. Lymphatic and Immune System
  5. Respiratory System
  6. Digestive System
  7. Urinary System
  8. Nervous System and Special Senses: Eyes and Ears
  9. Integumentary System
  10. Endocrine System
  11. Reproductive System
  12. Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, and Pharmacology

 

All necessary materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course prepares the student to take the following certificaton exam(s):

  • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) Medical Administrative Assistant Certification OR
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant
System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.