: This Medical Office Administrative and Ophthalmic Assistant program, offered by our accredited school partners, teaches learners both about allied health careers in both Ophthalmology and General Medical office settings.
After completing the program learners can expect to work primarily in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings.
This program covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances.
The second track of the program covers the job duties ophthalmic procedures under the direction or supervision of a physician you would perform. An ophthalmic allied health professional assists the ophthalmologist by collecting data, administering tests and treatments, and supervising patients. This program provides all the practical information you need to complete your day-to-day tasks as an Ophthalmic Assistant. You will learn detailed information on paramedical training, and ophthalmic technology. This course also covers the anatomy, physiology, optics, pharmacology, and microbiology of the eye.
The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical office administrative assistants. Employment of a medical assistant is expected to grow an impressive 34% by 2018.
A great course for physicians and ophthalmic medical office professionals!
Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description
: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interact with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification
: Upon successful completion of our Ophthalmic Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as an Ophthalmic Assistant and will be prepared, in part, to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Certification (COA-A3) by taking the JCAHPO Career Advancement Tool Quiz or to sit for the National Opticianry Competency Examination administered by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO).
**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.*
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
The Ophthalmic Assistant: A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel by Harold Stein, Raymond Stein, & Melvin Freeman
Computer Requirements are as follows:
* Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
* Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.
* Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
* Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple''s website)
* 1 GB RAM minimum recommended
*Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
*Google Chrome is highly recommended
*Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
* Cookies MUST be enabled
* Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
* Kindle Reader App
* Adobe PDF Reader
* Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
* Adobe Flash Player
* Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
* PowerPoint Viewer