Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

MA 119 - Medical Computer Applications I

Credit Hours: 2

Medical assisting students will be given an overview of computer hardware, software, operating systems, Microsoft Office terminology. Students will use the latest Windows operating system to save and organize documents into appropriate folders and subfolders, use search tools to find programs, folders, and/or files, and customize the desktop.  Microsoft Word applications will be applied when editing and formatting a variety of medical documents including medical reports, research papers, tables, letters, and memos. Students will use mail merge functions, work with templates, and create fill-in patient forms, patient education flyers, and medical facility newsletters.                                                                                                                               

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of information technology essentials including computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, computer security, and ethics
  • Apply Windows functions when organizing medical files and folders.
  • Create, format, and edit medical business letters, medical reports, memos, and tables following specific criteria.
  • Collaborate with others tracking changes and adding comments to documents.
  • Apply Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts during document production.
  • Create mail merged letters with fill-in fields, envelopes, and labels.
  • Design patient update form templates with password protection.

Prerequisites: Students keyboarding less than 35 wpm may need to take OF 102
F/S (N)

This course is required for the Medical Assisting AAS Degree and 100% of the Psychomotor and Affective competencies need to be passed.

Reminder: To be eligible for an Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting, students must attain a C average or better in all MA courses