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Course Description

Whenever the field of medicine is mentioned, people generally think about doctors and nurses. In fact, not that many years ago, those medical practitioners just about covered the subject. In recent years, however, the field has grown beyond imagination.

In this course, we will look at Careers in Healthcare as a guide for planning an exciting future. Specialization in the medical profession has produced a need for many trained personnel in specific areas. Even physicians have specialized in one field because over the past few decades the amount of knowledge in medical practice has become so vast that one person cannot know everything.

Unfortunately, this trend has produced an overabundance of specialists and a shortage of primary healthcare physicians (General Practitioners). As the medical field grew, there arose a need for more support staff in hospitals, doctor's offices, and related areas. Whole careers sprang up in the healthcare profession from Medical Billers to Patient Advocates. This course will discuss some of these areas of specialization within the field as an educational guide for Healthcare Career Planning.
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Lesson 1: Your Future in Healthcare

This course is a guide for planning an exciting future in the Healthcare Industry. 1 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment

Lesson 2: Medical Secretary

Over the years, the position of medical secretary has become more and more important within the healthcare industry. 1 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Career Information; Job Description
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment

Lesson 3: Medical Records Transcriptionist

A vital part of healthcare services today is medical records transcription. Basically, that means taking written, dictated, or recorded patient information and typing it for electronic save and retrieval. 1 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Working at Home; Quick Facts
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment

Lesson 4: Medical Assistant

Most medical assistants work in the office of a physician, chiropractor, dentist, or other healthcare provider. 1 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Anatomy and Physiology Course; Medical Terminology Course
  • Take Poll: Clerical Medical Assistant
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment

Lesson 5: Medical Billers

Handling the billing for a large healthcare system becomes a full time job, taking more time than the medical secretary or other clerical positions can spare. 0 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Medical Billing Course; Where do Medical Billers Work?; Medical Biller Jobs
  • Take Poll: Medical Biller

Lesson 6: Medical Coder

Codes in the medical field are alpha-numeric identifications of illnesses and diseases, treatments, medications, and other medical information collected in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient. 1 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Medical Coding Course; Medical Coders; A Day in The Life
  • Take Poll: Medical Coder
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment

Lesson 7: Insurance Claims

The handling of insurance claims has become a major factor in the smooth operation of all healthcare facilities. 1 Total Points
  • Review Article: Healthcare Law: "Affordable Care Act"
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment

Lesson 8: Medical Office IT Administration

Information Technology (IT) has become the life blood of business and is no less an important factor in the medical field. 0 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Director of Medical Records; Advantages of Information Technology

Lesson 9: Health Information Technicians & Medical Records

Health Information Technicians may also specialize in medical billing and medical coding, which were covered in previous lessons. 1 Total Points
  • Review Video: Career Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment

Lesson 10: Patient Advocates, Collections, Medical Application

The variety of healthcare related careers has mushroomed in the past two decades. 0 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Patient Advocate; Medical Administrator

Lesson 11: Other Positions in Medical Administration

Career opportunities continue to expand as the healthcare systems grow at a substantial rate. The field is broad and it takes time to examine all possibilities before making career choices or career changes. 0 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Dental Office Jobs; Medical Office Administrator; Medical and Health Care Careers
  • Take Poll: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
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Course Title: Careers in Healthcare
Course Number: 7550366
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Guidance/Counseling
CEU Value: 0.2 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Diana Wilson, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know the future of the healthcare industry.
  • Know the role, job duties, and responsibilities of the Medical Secretary.
  • Know the role, job duties, and responsibilities of the Medical Records Transcriptionist
  • Know the role, job duties, and responsibilities of the Medical Assistant.
  • Know the role, job duties, and responsibilities of the Medical Biller, the Medical Coder, and Insurance Claims.
  • Know the role, job duties, and responsibilities of the Medical Office IT Personnel.
  • Know the role, job duties, and responsibilities of Patient Advocates, Collections, and Medical Applications, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Student Testimonials

  • "I learned alot of information from all the provided lessons. They were all very through in terms of expectations, education, and duties and responsiblilities....I thought everything went smooth and stress free as possible. I have nothing but positive feedbacks on this course and instructor." -- Lakisha D.

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