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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
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OFFT 2783 - Medical Office Practicum

Credits: 1-3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course is an unpaid internship designed to provide a realistic occupational experience in the medical office. The administrative and coding tracks require 2 credits (80 hours) of work experience. The transcription track requires 3 credits (120 hours) of work experience. Students must be in their final semester before graduation. A Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions is required. Preference will be given to medical office diploma or AAS students. This course requires students to be in their final semester. 
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Creative problem-solving on the job
  2. Employment seeking and keeping within the medical office and healthcare setting
  3. General awareness of the health industry
  4. Interpersonal communication skills
  5. Office technology skills in a medical office setting
  6. Oral and written communication skills under work conditions
  7. Student interest and skills inventory
  8. Technical training

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

  1. apply medical office concepts and procedures in an office setting, including technical skills such as software application and document preparation.
  2. prepare a resume.
  3. demonstrate time management techniques.
  4. demonstrate effective communication with site supervisor and coworkers.
  5. describe the organizational structure of the practicum site.
  6. demonstrate compliance with healthcare confidentiality and privacy regulations.
  7. demonstrate time management techniques.
  8. explain the importance of good interpersonal relationships in the work environment.
  9. self-assess technical and interpersonal competencies.

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

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