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Healthcare Management program curriculum

Office management requires well-developed social and organizational skills. But managing a medical office comes with the added need for specialized expertise and know-how. From the basics of medical terminology to elective courses in anatomy and physiology, medical coding, and health records management, our Healthcare Management program curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for success in the field.

Required course

H03 - Medical Terminology  

This course will familiarize students with medical terminology and the structure of the human body. Lessons are organized based on the systems of the human body including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, cardiovascular, blood and lymphatic systems. Oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine are also presented.
Credit Hours: 3

Course electives

H01 - Medical Office Management I  

This course provides an overview of medical office topics, including typical happenings in a medical office, an introduction to medical terminology, insurance processing and coding, safety issues, communications issues, interacting with patients, and records management.
Credit Hours: 3

H02 - Medical Office Management II  

This course is a continuation of Medical Office Management I, providing a look at the disease process, physical examination, laboratory procedures, diagnostic equipment, nutrition, medications, specialty practices, physical therapy, and responding to medical emergencies.
Credit Hours: 3

H04 - Anatomy and Physiology I  

This course builds on previously acquired knowledge about the human body to provide students with a clear understanding of how each system works and how the systems work together. As a foundation, the student is introduced to the chemistry of the human body, an analysis of the structure and function of cells, tissues, and membranes, and a description of how disease affects systems of the body. The integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems are explored in detail.
Credit Hours: 3

H05 - Anatomy and Physiology II  

A continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I, this course explores in detail the senses, blood, and heart, along with the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Topics such as immunity, nutrition, metabolism, development, and inheritance of medical characteristics are also covered.
Credit Hours: 3

H06 - Health Records Management  

This course introduces most of the records used in a medical office. Students will see examples of these records, study their contents, and learn how these records are used, shared, and stored by the medical office. Students will also learn about the relationships among these records and medical care, legal, and insurance or billing concerns.
Credit Hours: 3

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Pursue a successful health services career

With our Undergraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management, you will graduate with the knowledge and practical skills you need to pursue a successful career in medical administration and management. We’ll also provide you with exclusive access to our Career Tools, which includes one-on-one guidance for the interview process and tips for writing a more effective resume. Additional professional development resources, such as tips for using social media and technology in your job search, are also available through The Ashworth EDGE.

Manage your healthcare career

The Undergraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is more than just a semester toward the next degree level, it's your launch pad for career growth. Make every lesson count by taking advantage of the career services provided by the Ashworth EDGE. From the moment you enroll, you gain access to a complete toolkit of resume and letter templates so you can pitch your new job skills before your coursework is done. After you graduate, feel free to revisit your account any time. Learn more on the Career Services page.

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