Category "Healthcare & Medical"

  • Discover a Career as a Medical Coder

    Are you interested in a career in the medical industry? This field is rapidly growing and there is high demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes diagnostic and procedural coding. Our Discover a Career as a Medical Coder provides an overview of essential coding concepts that are relevant in today’s coding systems. We will cover the history of the medical coding profession and provide an introduction to HIPAA, CPT, ICD-9-CM, HCPCS and the transition to ICD-10-CM. 
  • Discover a Career as a Dental Office Assistant

    Working as a dental office assistant is an ideal method of finding employment in the professional setting of a dental office without spending the time or money to pursue a more in-depth education required of those working in the clinical side of the dental practice. As a dental office assistant, you often single-handedly manage the office side of the operation. Lacking the essential talents of a dental office assistant, a dental office would have to shut down, or at least sputter along at a less than efficient manner.
  • Healthcare Informatics: An Introduction

    Computer applications are the backbone of today's healthcare. Healthcare Informatics involves the obtaining, storing, retrieving, and using of healthcare information to nurture better collaboration among a patient's various healthcare providers. As the healthcare and technology fields continuous to grow, healthcare informatics is considered one of the number one job opportunities in an emerging industry. Our Healthcare Informatics course will provide an organized approach to introducing the major components of computer applications used throughout the industry today.
  • Discover a Career as a Medical Office Assistant

    A medical office assistant is a great career for any person who wants to be a part of medicine, but who doesn’t have the time or money to pursue a more in-depth education that leads to nursing or medical school.
  • First Aid for Dogs and Cats

    When your dog or cat is injured or sick, accurate assessment of the situation and quick treatment is vital to recovery. It is important to be prepared for even the most common injuries and have the necessary supplies available at all times. Our First Aid for Dogs and Cats course provides a comprehensive guide to keep your pet healthy. This course covers medications, proper dosages, common illnesses and injuries, such as burns, breathing problems, wound care and much more.
  • Discover a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

    The demand for skilled pharmacy technicians is rapidly growing. If you are interested in a dynamic career in a high paced medical field, this course is for you. This course provides an overview of the history of pharmacology and the day to day responsibilities of a pharmacy technician in hospital and retail pharmacy settings. Common drugs and their uses, as well as how they are administered and possible interactions in the body are described. Patient confidentiality laws, including HIPAA and prescription regulations, such as who can prescribe medication are also discussed.
  • Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant

    Becoming a Veterinary Assistant can be a rewarding career in which you have the potential to make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. This course provides an overview of the history of veterinary medicine and the overall day to day operations in a hospital or clinic setting. You will be introduced to basic skills such as maintaining medical records, pet health care such as grooming and dental practices, and potential diseases that affect animals. The field of veterinary medicine is constantly growing and the job outlook is increasing.
  • Farm Animals and Their Health

    Many people are returning to their roots these days and venturing into one of the oldest professions - farming - but on a smaller scale. Small scale farming is a viable source of side income as well as a great family food source. This course will provide you with resources and information needed to start raising, caring for and profiting from small animals and cattle. You will gain information about every aspect of raising farm animals, from selecting the right animals to harvesting and butchering.
  • Medical Terminology: An Overview

    Medical terms can be complex, confusing and difficult to memorize. By understanding the origins of the words and their building blocks - such as roots, prefixes and suffixes, the terminology will make sense and be easier to use in everyday settings such as doctor’s offices, labs, pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. This course is structured to help you break down commonly used terms and understand how medical terminology relates to body parts, diseases and procedures.
  • COPD: Understanding and Treatment

    Do you or a loved one have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? COPD is emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or both. About 80 - 90% of COPD diagnoses are caused by smoking. Once COPD occurs, the disease is not reversible. With practical tools and an effective plan, you will have a good understanding of this lung disease, its treatment options, and coping strategies. Our COPD course will help you be better prepared to cope or care for a loved one with the disease.