Health offices are increasingly complex, driven by technology and requiring strong administrators at the helm. As a student in this program, you will learn medical terminology and have a general understanding of anatomy and physiology. You will understand procedures required to operate a medical office and will be able to transcribe a wide range of medical data. You will understand the latest hospital information systems and know how to use them. You will learn from professionals who are current in their field and will have the opportunity to enhance your resumé with real-life work experience.
Classes in this program are offered in a compressed format on three consecutive days each week.
This program is designed to develop the skills required to perform administrative support in a wide variety of medical environments. You will gain a practical understanding and knowledge on topics including:
A basic understanding of anatomy and physiology
Confidentiality and privacy
Medical office procedures
Medical terminology and transcription
Electronic medical record software
With the medical field constantly changing and computers bringing new concepts and approaches to office procedures, you will receive training in computerized medical records systems, computerized Ontario Health Insurance Plan billing systems and other office equipment technology applications. This program will help you become a skilled and specialized professional that is comfortable with the latest technology and able to compete effectively in the workplace.
Please note: You will be required to achieve a keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute to graduate.
Upon successful completion of Year 1 you may elect to finish your studies and graduate with a one year Ontario college certificate in Office Administration. Please make arrangements through Strategic Enrolment Services. Graduates with an average of 75 per cent or higher may use that qualification toward their Canadian Medical Secretary designation with the Ontario Medical Secretaries Association.
Financial Administration In The Office (FINC 1301)
General Education Elective (GNED 0000)
Comm. For Office Prof III (COMM 3310)
Word Processing And Email (DOCU 3600)
Advanced Spreadsheets And Microsoft Integration (DOCU 3700)
Field Placement Preparation (FWKP 1304)
General Education Elective (GNED 0000)
Advanced Keyboarding (KEYB 2301)
Office Professionalism II (PROF 2303)
Hospital Information Systems (COMP 4300)
Field Placement Seminar-Med (FWK 3311)
Medical Billing (MEDI 3200)
Dr Office And Hospital Procedures (OFFC 1306)
Medical Science (TERM 1306)
Medical Transcription (TRAN 1205)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2018-2019 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
Other fees to consider.
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
Medical office assistant
Health records clerk
Client information specialist
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Offices of physicians, surgeons, optometrists, chiropractors or other health practitioners
General, health and wellness, alternative medicine or radiology clinics
Educational or government institutions
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and research facilities
Residential care facilities
Your learning experience will be complemented by a workplace field placement component in a medical office environment, which will provide you with practical, hands-on experience and the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned in the Office Administration – Health Services program classroom.
To be eligible for the field placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:
Current Level C CPR certification from a recognized provider
Current standard first aid certification from a recognized provider
Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider
Criminal Reference Check – including Vulnerable Sector Screen (no more than 6 months old at time of placement)
Program Transfer, Degree Completion And Additional Credentials
Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include: