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Duration: 53 weeks, including 8 week field placement. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Health and Personal Care
Certification: Diploma of Social Sciences
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

Program Description

Are you keen to pursue a career in healthcare but don’t see yourself as a medical practitioner? Every medical facility requires capable administrative staff so that their operations run smoothly. Healthcare administrators play a vital role in supporting doctors and nurses as they carry out their daily tasks.

When you join our medical administration courses, you receive extensive training and coaching in several aspects of medical administration:

  • 8-week field placement
  • Training on electronic healthcare records
  • Program Length of 53 Weeks

Contact us today if you want to enroll in our medical administration course.

Program Overview

Every medical workplace relies on its administrative support staff to aid in the daily organizational and client-based communication tasks that keep things running smoothly. The Eastern Academy medical administrative specialist program gives you real-world field placement experience and the key terminology and skills needed to take on a role in any type of healthcare setting.

If you enjoy working with doctors, nurses and other healthcare support staff, then a diploma as a medical administrative specialist is for you!

Program Goals

Our medical administration program in St. John’s helps you develop your entry-level medical administrative assistant skills. You will learn fundamental knowledge and receive training about the office procedures, medical terminologies, anatomy, and physiology required to be a medical administrator. Additionally, we aim to enhance your verbal and written communication skills.

Program Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Analytical and quantitative problem-solving
  • Computer as well as information knowledge
  • The recognition of laws and regulations of the field
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology
  • Basic understanding of pharmacology
  • The submission of claims via electronic data transfer
  • The general principles of health information management

In addition to developing the qualities above, you will be trained and taught by exceptional faculty who are experienced in their field with hands-on knowledge. Our medical administration courses will offer a holistic understanding of the healthcare sector in St. John’s.

Program Courses

  • Student Success Strategies 20 hours
  • Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals 40
  • Software Lab: Word Processing 40
  • Software Lab: Spreadsheets 40
  • Software Lab: Presentations 40
  • Software Lab: Database Management 40
  • Anatomy and Terminology 180
  • Medical Machine Transcription (On-going)
  • Medical Office Practice and Assisting 80
  • Document Formatting 80
  • Business Math 40
  • Writing for Comprehension 40
  • Image Development 20
  • Business Communications 80
  • Office Skills 80
  • Bookkeeping Fundamentals 40
  • Career Planning and Preparation Level I 20
  • Career Planning and Preparation Level II 20
  • Field Placement 8 Weeks

These modules offer a comprehensive view of what a healthcare administrative job would entail. Day-to-day tasks and responsibilities are covered, and you will gain valuable insights from experienced professionals who have spent years in the field. If you would like more information about the various courses covered, reach out to us.

Career Opportunities

The medical administrative specialist diploma program will qualify graduates to pursue medical office assistant, medical billing clerk, and clinical assistant positions.

Get a solid footing for pursuing a career in the healthcare industry through our courses to obtain a stable income for yourself and your family.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must possess a grade 12 or equivalent qualification or a mature student status. If you have any further questions about our admission requirements, then please call us today for more details.

We look forward to welcoming you and assisting you on your educational journey with us.

* – Pending Government Approval

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