Medical Secretary Suite

Medical Secretary Suite

Ready to take the next step in your medical career as a medical secretary? Our comprehensive Medical Secretary training bundle features the training and knowledge needed to succeed in this role. From medical terminology to HIPAA compliance, Microsoft Publisher, and more—we've got you covered so you can become an asset to any team you join. This medical receptionist training will leave you feeling confident and excited for this new phase of your career.

96 Course Hrs
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Introduction to Microsoft Publisher

Desktop publishing is not just for design professionals! Microsoft Publisher puts desktop publishing within everyone's reach with easy-to-use templates and designs that help you create dozens of different publication types, including greeting cards, banners, flyers, and booklets. Best of all, if you have a Microsoft 365 subscription on a Windows PC, Publisher is available at no extra cost.

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

Rapid growth in health, legal services, data processing, management, public relations, and other industries have created many new job opportunities for administrative assistants. This course will help you discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support, information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning, and office ergonomics. You will become an indispensable member of your team by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions to turn your office into a high-productivity machine.

HIPAA Compliance

This course will give real-world examples to explain the Privacy Rule. You will examine what is meant by covered entities, business associates, and many other relationships within the healthcare industry impacted by HIPAA. You will understand how computers fit into the Security Rule and examine many types of safeguards, which are crucial components of the Security Rule. You will also learn about the Office for Civil Rights, HIPAA's watchdog organization.

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach

The Medical Terminology – A Word Association Approach course will teach you to understand medical terminology as it pertains to each body system. Using graphics and study tips, you will not only learn definitions and root terms but also their application in the medical world. Learning blocks are used to condense information and to help isolate what you need to know versus what is nice to know. You will also be provided with fun and unusual facts to help you remember the medical terminology in unique ways.

Enrollment Options:
Course Code: B14520
Start Dates*May 15 | Jun 12 | Jul 17 | Aug 14
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$375.00 USD


  1. Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
    1. Learning Your Way Around Publisher
    2. Creating a Simple Publication
    3. Creating Publication from Scratch
    4. Creating Publication using Imported Content
    5. Sharing a Publication
    6. Creating Publications of Different Sizes
    7. Creating Folded Publications
    8. Creating a Newsletter
    9. Ensuring Consistency
    10. Creating Magazines and Calenders
    11. Creating Mail-Merged Letters and Email
    12. Creating Labels and Envelopes
  2. Administrative Assistant Fundamentals
    1. Introduction
    2. Office Planning and Layout
    3. Information Management
    4. Communications Technology
    5. Records Management
    6. Hardware and Software
    7. Meetings, Conferences, and Travel
    8. Policies and Procedures
    9. Business Documents
    10. Grammar and Punctuation
    11. Interpersonal Communication
    12. Research and Presentations
  3. HIPAA Compliance
    1. Introduction to HIPAA
    2. HIPAA's Major Players: Covered Entities, Business Associates, and Related Orginizations
    3. Transcriptions, Code Sets , and Identifiers
    4. Introduction to the Privacy Rule
    5. Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information
    6. Patient Rights
    7. Introduction to the Security Rule
    8. Risk Management and the Security Rule Standards
    9. Administrative Safeguards
    10. Physical and Technical Safeguards
    11. Compliance, Rules, and Agreements
    12. HIPAA: Wrapping It Up!
  4. Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
    1. Common Root and Musculoskeletal Terms
    2. Integumentary and Digestive Terms
    3. Cardiovascular and Respitory Terms
    4. Urinary and Reproductive Terms
    5. Neurosensory Terms and Root-Term Review
    6. Prefixes and Suffixes: A through H
    7. Prefixes and Suffices: I through O
    8. Prefixes and Suffixes: P Through Z
    9. Color Prefixes and Suffixes and Abbreviated Titles
    10. Common Abbreviations: A Through R
    11. Common Abbreviations: S Through W and Specialized Abbreviations
    12. Directional Terms and Word Combinations



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Office 365 suite with Publisher (not included)
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Curt Simmons

Curt Simmons, B.A., M.Ed, is a best-selling author, trainer, and multi-media expert. He holds degrees in English and communication studies and has more than 10 years of experience teaching English and writing in the classroom. Additionally, Simmons has authored numerous books on a wide variety of technology topics and has been a technical editor for numerous other titles.

Becky Swaim

Becky Swaim has taught since 2000, focusing on Administrative Assistant Fundamentals, Administrative Assistant Applications, and Individual Excellence. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from California State University, Long Beach. Her experience includes managing large staff in medical billing and collections and as a program manager to various medical practices.

Tony Swaim

Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)® from the American Society for Quality (ASQ)®.

Carline Dalgleish

Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, a master's degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Dalgleish is the author of an ICD-10 coding system and owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.

Douglas Best

Douglas Best is a trainer for Humana Military. He began working as a field medical instructor in the US Army in 1980. He has worked as a nurse in such areas as pediatrics, the emergency room, and the adult cardiac, surgical, newborn, and medical intensive care units. He is also a curriculum specialist and has developed workforce training programs including Medical Specialty Training for Displaced Workers, Certified Nursing Assistant in Spanish, and Medical Transcription for the University of Texas at Brownsville.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.