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OFFT 2006 - Medical Office Fundamentals

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course introduces students to the healthcare office environment. Topics covered in the course include professional organization guidelines, organization of healthcare facilities, and the role of healthcare office personnel. Students will be exposed to the various medical specialties and the language of each specialty. Use of medical reference materials will be incorporated, along with an introduction of medical records, and medicolegal ethics. Students will focus on preparing patient records, billing, telephone procedures, appointments, professional reports, and medical meetings. Consent of instructor is required.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher. Instructor consent required for registration to verify program prerequisites have been met.

Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Healthcare facility organization
  2. Documentation procedures of each department Types of reports generated (i.e., EKG summary, pathology report and radiology results)
  3. Identification of medical law and ethics issues
  4. Introduction of medical specialties and their duties
  5. Language of each department specialty Names, abbreviations, drugs related to each area
  6. Preparation of paper medical records
  7. Professional organization guidelines
  8. Qualifications for success
  9. Roles of health care personnel within the organization
  10. Spelling the language
  11. Transcribing and keying medical records and correspondence
  12. Scheduling patients appointments
  13. Meeting Arrangements

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe the organization of healthcare facilities.
  2. Demonstrate use of medical reference materials.
  3. Explain the purpose of the healthcare record.
  4. Demonstrate accuracy in documentation
  5. Identify medicolegal and ethics issues.
  6. Explain the healthcare office workers role in risk management.
  7. Prepare medical records and transcribe office chart notes.
  8. Prepare professional correspondence and generate medical reports.
  9. Arrange medical meetings
  10. Describe the role of office personnel in the healthcare system.
  11. Identify the medical specialties within a healthcare facility.
  12. Pronounce the language of the medical specialties
  13. Spell the terminology of medical specialties.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC): Goals and Competencies
Competency Goals (MnTC Goals 1-6)
Theme Goals (MnTC Goals 7-10)

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