The participant will build a vocabulary of common medical term utilized in secretarial/clerical and
clinical duties within medical clinic, hospital and private doctors’ offices. Emphasis is placed on terms
related to the anatomy, physiology and pathology of gastroenterology, reproductive system, respiratory system, urinary system, nervous system, special senses: Eye and Ear, endocrine System, musculoskeletal system, integumentary system, and pharmacology.

Special Topics

Pertinent information relating to Mental Health, Oncology (cancer), Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging and Rehabilitation Services. The module will also cover the primary duties and skills requirements of a medical administrative assistant.

Course Length

102 hours

Text Book

  • Medical Terminology a Living Language, Fourth Edition written by Bonnie F. Fremgen and Suzanne S. Frucht
  • Administrative and Clinical Procedures for the Health Office Professional written by Valerie D.Thompson
  • Plunkett’s Procedures for the Medical Administrative Assistant, Fourth Edition written by Elsbeth McCall

Method of Evaluation

  • Participation 10%
  • Presentation 10%
  • Quiz 15%
  • Evaluation 10%
  • Final Exam 55% (minimum 65%=pass)



  • The graduate will have gained knowledge in medical terminology and skills needed
    to work in hospital, medical clinic and private doctors offices
  • Recognize word roots and identify the most common prefixes and suffixes
  • Understand the importance of correct spelling of medical terms
  • Recognize the documents found in a medical record
  • Understand different healthcare settings and understand the importance of
  • Understand the personal qualities, skills requirements and career opportunities as
    a medical administrative assistant


  • The graduate will be able to work as a team in an environment that is efficient,
    consistent, honest, fair, fun and professional
  • Demonstrate an understanding of team work by showing respect for diverse
    opinions, values and contributions of others
  • Develop a professional approach to interact with the members of the team
  • Understand group dynamics and demonstrate group-building skills
  • The graduate will meet the goals and objectives by maximizing the strengths to
    fullest potential
Medical Office Administration