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Medical & Health Administration Diploma Program in Winnipeg

The Medical & Health Administration program provides students with the medical, technical and office management skills that are in demand in practitioner offices, clinics and residential care facilities. Our medical office administration training balances important medical and health knowledge such as Medical Terminology, Medical Transcription, Billing and Administration with the technical skills that are required in today’s medical and healthcare environments.

As a Commonwealth College graduate, you’ll be able to start your career helping Public Health Administration and Medical organizations run smoothly and keep patients comfortable and happy.

Interested in learning more about the Medical & Health Administration program? Live chat with one of our Career Counsellors, or fill out the form to get more info!

Make a Difference:

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Do you enjoy working with people? Start a new career where you can do both.

Medical and Healthcare facilities need strong staff members to coordinate, direct and supervise the delivery of services. If you like staying organized, and enjoy working in a fast-moving environment, the Medical & Health Administration program may be a good fit for you.

Career Outlook:

Graduates from the Commonwealth’s MHA Program seek careers in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, or residential care facilities, among others. Possible job titles include:

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Clinic Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Health Administrator Assistant
  • Front Office Manager
  • Patient Coordinator

WHAT YOU COULD EARN UNDER A YEAR

$25,748 – $52,701

PROGRAM LENGTH

Total 42 Weeks

How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Speak to Admissions at 204-558-9023 for all upcoming start dates or write to us at ashleyl@commonwealtheducationgroup.ca

Course Fee

Registration Fee : $225.00 CAD
Tuition Fee : $11,990.00 CAD
Training Completion Fund (TCF) : $119.90 CAD
Books & Supplies Fee : $660.00 CAD
Total Fees : $12,994.90 CAD
Courses Covered
Course Duration : 80 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will learn how to use the features of Microsoft Word in order to create, format and adjust documents. Students will also learn how to modify the appearance and content of documents using features such as page margins, fonts, line space and tab settings. By the end of this course, students will be confident in their ability to use Microsoft Office for duties in the workplace and in personal life.

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Create a new Document, from Scratch or from a Template
  • Set up a page using Margins, Tabs and Page Numbering
  • Insert and Format Text and Graphics
  • Insert and Modify Shapes
  • Change Document and Paragraph Layout
  • Create and Modify Lists
  • Insert SmartArt Graphics and Icons
  • Make use of Review and Spellcheck
  • Preview and Print a Document
Course Duration : 100 Hours
Course Overview :

This course will teach students the basic skills needed to perform effectively as a Medical & Health Administrator. Students will explore topics such as the Canadian health care system and how it relates to health administration, the basics of health care, and clinical office and hospital procedures.

Learning outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Schedule appointments appointments
  • Communicate by telephone
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail
  • Patient file and record maintenance
  • Demonstrate proper reception techniques
  • Maintain clinic financial records
  • Process insurance claims
Course Duration : 80 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will learn how to use Microsoft Excel to create and format spreadsheets that will assist in business decision making, financial planning and data analysis. By the end of this course, students will have the ability to create, format, edit, print and save worksheets that have formulas, headers/footers, images, and charts.

Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Create, Navigate and Save an Excel Workbook
  • Insert and Use Formulas within Cells
  • Move, Duplicate, Sort and Calculate Data
  • Format Cells, including style, theme, images and arrangement
  • Format and Create Charts
  • Print Worksheets, with and without Formula Display
  • Utilize effective file management skills
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will be introduced to basic accounting principles and procedures associated with the role of an administrator. Throughout this course, students will have many opportunities to practice skills such as recording transactions, completing financial statements and preparing accounting documents for a company.

Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Understand basic accounting concepts and procedures
  • Know how to record transactions in T-accounts using the rules of debits and credits
  • Know how to prepare financial statements
  • Calculate pay, routine deductions and net-pay for employees
  • Prepare company payroll summary
  • Understand the annual responsibilities associated with the T4 tax form
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

This course introduces students to the modern principles and practices of infection control and safety for clinics, ambulatory settings, and laboratories. Students will learn the industry standards pertaining to infection control and safety, infectious diseases and healthcare-associated infections, blood-borne pathogens, and prevention and post-exposure prophylaxis.

Also included in this course is training on the Personal Health Information Act, including reules and regulations that govern Health Care professionals.

Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Understand what a safe work environment creates
  • Know the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Know the types of hazards faced by healthcare workers
  • Know the benefits of maintaining a safe healthcare workplace
  • How to create a safe environment and use best practices
  • Use safe practices
  • Use engineering and administrative controls
  • Recognize and remove workplace hazards
  • Access and manage health records according to PHIA standards
Course Duration : 120 Hours
Course Overview :

This Medical Terminology course provides an introduction to the principle of medical terminology and the structure of medical Language. Students will learn to analyze medical terms by their component parts, state the meaning of each part and determine the meaning of each medical term. Students will also learn, through descriptions and exercises, to identify the major anatomical features of each body system, common pathologies which can adversely affect these systems, and different types of specialties where they can apply their knowledge.

Learning Objectives :

At the end of this module, the student will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Understand how to combine forms, use of suffixes and prefixes to make a medical term
  • Understand how to interchange medical abbreviations with medical words and phrases.
  • Understand, read and spell root words and medical diagnosis as they apply to each body system and specialized area
  • Understand how to apply medical terminology in the workplace and life situations with precision accuracy and clarity
  • Develop an ability to work with the specialized terminology of medicine, including pronunciations, spelling of terms to describe medical circumstances and situations.
  • Develop an ability identify body planes and directions, body cavities , body systems and types of medical specialties
  • Develop an ability to label the anatomy of body systems and properly use medical terms used for each part of body system
  • Develop an ability to describe categories of healthcare professionals and settings in which health care is given
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

This module will give learners a working knowledge of the medical reports most commonly used in hospital and ambulatory care settings. Students will learn to transcribe a variety of reports from inpatient case studies, taken from actual medical reports. Organized by the body system, reports transcribed include history and physical examination, operative, pathology, radiology, and discharge summary.

Learning Outcomes :

At the end of this module, the student will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Understand Medical Transcription & Transcription rules
  • Understand Medical Records
  • Develop an ability to transcribe a variety of reports from inpatient case studies, taken from actual medical reports
  • Demonstrate an understanding of medical reports used in hospitals
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

Students will be introduced to Accuro software, which has the capability to store a complete range of electronic medical records and has various practice management features. This module will enable students to input all the health information’s to the computer software. Students will learn to register patients, schedule appointments, prepare billing, manage documents and create a cumulative patient profile, etc. Students will also learn their role in the patient flow, and how to provide better patient care and streamline the workflow of the clinic office.

Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Register patients
  • Input client health information in EMR software
  • Schedule appointments
  • Complete billing info
Course Duration : 60 Hours
Course Overview :

This course is designed to provide students with the basic principles of Health Claim Billing in Manitoba. Students will learn how to complete Health Claim cards for manual billing and reconciliation of accounts as well as learn to input Health Number billing on a computerized system.

Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Complete health claim cards for manual billing
  • Complete client account reconciliations
  • Use applicable software to input billing to MB Health
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional, is a practical guide that covers essential verbal and nonverbal communication skills needed to become a strong communicator in a heath care setting.

Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Practice the Five-Step communication process
  • Demonstrate effective verbal communication
  • Employ fundamental writing skills
  • Practice interpersonal skills for health care professionals
  • Use therapeutic communication with clients
Course Duration : 20 Hours
Course Overview :

The ability to interact effectively with people of different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives is increasingly important in today’s multicultural, multigenerational work environment. This course promotes diversity and inclusion and motivates positive attitudes and behaviors.

The goal is to foster a respectful, inclusive, and equitable environment where everyone can thrive.

Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Avoid discrimination
  • Practice the anti-racism continuum
  • Understand and overcome unconscious bias
  • Change behaviours
  • Avoid discrimination
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will gain practical experience looking for and applying for jobs. Students will gain knowledge on effective self-marketing techniques, as well as how to stand out in the application process. Students will also explore future learning opportunities related to their personal and career development, with emphasis on how these opportunities will enhance the students future career.

Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Effectively find job postings
  • Strategically choose job postings that match student abilities and interests
  • Successfully tailor an application package to a specific job
  • Locate future learning opportunities aligned with career related skills and personal development
Course Duration : 10 Hours
Course Overview :

Delivered in a workshop setting attended by students to obtain a First AID Certificate and CPR-Basic Rescuer certification.

Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Recognize and respond to cardiovascular and choking emergencies
  • Ability to recognize and respond to allergic reactions.
  • Ability to recognize and respond to a seizure episode
  • Ability to attend to minor injuries.
Course Duration : 40 Hours
Course Overview :

In this course, students will learn proper typing techniques that will help increase their speed and accuracy when working in administrative roles. This course will be asynchronous, requiring students to move through the modules independently.

Learning Outcomes :

Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary in order to:

  • Type at at least 40 Words Per Minute (WPM)
  • Type with proper hand positioning and typing technique
  • Use the spacebar, shift key, tab, alt and control keys
  • Use the numeric keypad effectively
  • Use upper and lowercase letters in typing
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