Distance Education Diploma Programs

Advanced Medical with Accounting

Medical Assistants with a strong knowledge and background in accounting and bookkeeping are a hot commodity in the medical office environment!

Average Salary $39,649

Training time: 52 weeks

Start a career in Advanced Medical with Accounting

Good news! The Canadian Healthcare System is forecasting a desperate requirement of 54,000 Medical Secretaries during 2009-2018, so there has never been a better time to get involved in this rewarding field. This exciting new program blends general business training and administrative medical skills – so that you will be a force to be reckoned with in the medical office environment.

Medical Office Assistants enjoy an exciting, diverse career that is both challenging and rewarding. You’ll enjoy being the confident professional who books appointments, helps patients, and keeps doctors on track and on time. Employers will appreciate your knowledge of medical terminology and transcription AND ability to carry out accounting functions.

We've definitely got our finger on the pulse of what is needed in a Medical Office! Apply for our exciting new program today!

What You Need to Get There

Stay ahead of your competitors! Get job ready and become industry-certified by obtaining the Sage Accounting certification.

Advanced Medical with Accounting

Advanced Medical with Accounting Diploma Program

Includes all of these courses:

Medical Terminology Course
Foundations of Medical Transcription Course
Keys to Success Course
Medical Administration Course
Sage 50 Computerized Accounting (2014) Course
OH&S Course
Financial Accounting Course
Business Communication Course
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MDE Provides Flexible Training and Quick Online Courses that Lead to Real Jobs

If your aim is to work in any of these fields, then THIS program is for you:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Hospital Ward/Unit Clerk
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Bookkeeper
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Support Staff

Detailed Content

MDE programs contain practical, easy-to-follow lessons. Each lesson introduces fundamental skills followed by practice exercises to help you apply the material you've learned, and testing to ensure you've learned the objectives.

Business Communication

Learn to write the correspondence needed to successfully communicate in an office setting - writing clear, concise sentences is the foundation for preparing excellent memos, emails, letters and reports.

You will learn to use non-verbal communication to your advantage; non-verbal communication is estimated to make up 80 to 90 percent of our overall communication. Dress, gestures, tone of voice and facial expressions all play a role.

In today's work environment, there are several challenges to effective communication such as increased use of technology, increased global competition, increased quality emphasis and customer focus, and increased focus on legal and ethical problems. You will learn to overcome these challenges to become capable competent communicators!

An added advantage to completing your course via distance education is that you will learn important "soft skills" that employers seek in their best employees such as organizational skills, time management skills, independence and self-discipline.

Financial Accounting

With this course, you will gain a solid understanding of the principles of accounting by analyzing transactions, exploring the adjusting process, accounting for sales, accounts receivable, and payroll.

Preparing accurate financial statements is important. Millions of business decisions are made every day based on financial statements and reports. All figures must be checked and re-checked to ensure complete accuracy. Along with learning accounting systems, terms and procedures - learn to have a keen eye for detail and think critically!

Foundations of Medical Transcription

Learn the basic skills for transcribing in the medical environment.

Interprets and transcribe dictation by physicians and other medical care professionals, transcribe healthcare records.  Transcribe, create, edit and proof appropriate medical documents; applying the basic guidelines, then, developing speed and accuracy to meet professional and ethical standards.

Keys to Success

You will gain the ability to get the most out of your professional development training by learning to take efficient notes, listen actively, communicate effectively, problem solve, make decisions, and prepare for a test or exam.

You will learn to be successfully intelligent. Successfully intelligent thinking is balanced thinking that incorporates thinking practically, creatively and analytically. Developing a balanced set of thinking skills and knowing when and how to use each of them gives you power in learning.

Medical Administration

The medical environment is an ever-changing and dynamic field.  Working in the medical office industry requires medical knowledge, organizational and business skills.

Learn about greeting patients, booking appointments, writing correspondence, communicating with physicians and patients, updating charts and medical records, maintaining medical supply inventory, banking and payroll, as well as filing, photocopying, and faxing. You will learn the skills needed to complete these tasks in a timely and efficient manner.  You will also explore issues of confidentiality, drug handling and prescription medicines.

This course includes computer competency exercises using Medical Office Simulation Software (MOSS), a generic computerized program that includes participating in simulations. You will also gain the added advantage of learning the “soft skills" employers seek out in their best employees, such as, self-discipline, organization, time management and multi-tasking.

Medical Terminology

To be a successful in a medical environment you need to understand the language of medicine.

Learn the importance of pronunciation and spelling of medical terms. Understanding new words can be easier than it seems. Many medical terms are made up of interchangeable word parts.  You will learn to breakdown complex terms into word parts, once you master the word parts it will make it easier to understand the meaning of the full term.

Explore the basics of diagnostic and examination procedures. A foundation in laboratory tests, imaging techniques and pharmacology is also included.


No matter what type of business or industry you work in, there’s a need for safety practices and procedures. Every year in Canada, many preventable workplace accidents occur. All workers are equally responsible to help prevent these accidents from happening.

Why wait for bad things to happen? Prepare for today.

This Occupational Health and Safety Course will explain employer and employee rights, explore roles and responsibilities as well as examine OH&S Legislation in jurisdictions throughout Canada.

Sage 50 Computerized Accounting (2014)

Learn to convert, design, and implement a complete accounting system. You will gain a comprehensive coverage of accounting by exploring areas such as; accounting for purchases and payments, understanding discounts, orders and quotes, budgeting, and end of month procedures.

Sage 50, formerly Simply, continues to be the most popular accounting software in today's business world.  You will explore all the functionalities of this computerized accounting program. New to this edition of the Sage 50 course is:

•New homepage dashboard with key financial indicators
•Simpler installation procedure
•New e-mail capabilities with respect to vendor notification of e-payments
•New ability to review posted paycheques without adjusting
•New ability to post paycheques to future years
•Enhanced and simplified business intelligence add-on
•New insurable vacation hours in the Record of Employment

Lessons You Will Learn

Lesson 1: Setting the Stage for Effective Communication
Lesson 2: Choosing the Right Words
Lesson 3: Developing Sentences and Paragraphs
Lesson 4: Developing Listening Skills
Lesson 5: Planning and Organizing Business Messages
Lesson 6: Using Technology to Improve Communication
Lesson 7: Formatting Business Messages
Lesson 8: Messages that Promote Good Will
Lesson 9: Messages for Inquiries and Requests
Lesson 10: Claim and Adjustment Messages
Lesson 11: Persuasive Messages
Lesson 12: Order, Credit and Collections Messages
Lesson 13: Developing Memos and Memo Reports
Lesson 14: Creating Press Releases, Letters to Public Officials
Lesson 15: Constructing and Presenting Reports
Lesson 16: Preparing Meeting Communications
Lesson 17: Starting the Employment Process
Lesson 18: Selling Yourself to Employers
Lesson 1: Introduction to Accounting and Business
Lesson 2: Analyzing Transactions
Lesson 3: The Adjusting Process
Lesson 4: Completing the Accounting Cycle
Lesson 5: Accounting for Merchandising Businesses
Lesson 6: Inventories
Lesson 7: Internal Control and Cash
Lesson 8: Receivables
Lesson 9: Property, Plant, and Equipment and other Long-Term Assets
Lesson 10: Current Liabilities and Payroll
Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Transcription
Lesson 2: The Patient’s Medical Record
Lesson 3: The Integumentary System
Lesson 4: The Respiratory System
Lesson 5: The Cardiovascular System
Lesson 6: The Digestive System
Lesson 7: The Endocrine System
Lesson 8: The Urinary System
Lesson 9: The Reproductive System and Obstetrics
Lesson 10: The Musculoskeletal System
Lesson 11: The Nervous System
Lesson 12: Case Studies
Lesson 1: Welcome to Post-Secondary Career
Lesson 2: Values, Goals, and Time
Lesson 3: Learning How You Learn
Lesson 4: Analytical, Creative, and Practical Thinking
Lesson 5: Reading and Information Literacy
Lesson 6: Listening and Note Taking
Lesson 7: Memory and Studying
Lesson 8: Test Taking
Lesson 9: Diversity and Communication
Lesson 10: Wellness and Stress Management
Lesson 11: Managing Money
Lesson 12: Careers and More
Lesson 1: A Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant
Lesson 2: The Health Care Environment
Lesson 3: Medicolegal and Ethical Responsibilities
Lesson 4: The Art of Communication
Lesson 5: The Receptionist and Medical Office Environment
Lesson 6: Telephone Procedures
Lesson 7: Appointments
Lesson 8: Filing Procedures
Lesson 9: Medical Records
Lesson 10: Drug and Prescription Records
Lesson 11: Written Correspondence
Lesson 12: Processing Mail and Telecommunications
Lesson 13: Fees, Credit and Collections
Lesson 14: Banking
Lesson 15: Bookkeeping
Lesson 16: Health Insurance and Systems
Lesson 17: Procedural and Diagnostic Coding
Lesson 18: Office Managerial Responsibilities
Lesson 19: Financial Management of the Medical Practice
Lesson 20: Seeking a Position as an Administrative Medical Assistant
Lesson 21: Summary and Future Health Care Trends
Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Terminology
Lesson 2: The Human Body in Health and Disease
Lesson 3: The Skeletal System
Lesson 4: The Muscular System
Lesson 5: The Cardiovascular System
Lesson 6: The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
Lesson 7: The Respiratory System
Lesson 8: The Digestive System
Lesson 9: The Urinary System
Lesson 10: The Nervous System
Lesson 11: Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears
Lesson 12: The Integumentary System
Lesson 13: The Endocrine System
Lesson 14: The Reproductive System
Lesson 15: Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, and Pharmacology
Lesson 16: Comprehensive Medical Terminology Review
Lesson 1: Glossary & Introduction
Lesson 2: The Department, The Division, and The Act
Lesson 3: Employer, Employees, and Safety Officers: Roles and Responsibilities
Lesson 4: OH&S Responsibilities for Organizations
Lesson 5: Workers’ Rights – The 4 R’s
Lesson 6: Information Regarding OH&S Legislation in Other Provinces
Lesson 1: Getting Started: Introduction to Sage 50
Lesson 2: GST, HST, and PST
Lesson 3: Muriel’s Murals: General Journal
Lesson 4: Toss for Tots: General Ledger Setup
Lesson 5: Chai Tea Room: Accounts Payable
Lesson 6: Phoebe's Photo Studio: Accounts Receivable
Lesson 7: Air Care Services: Receivables and Payables Setup
Lesson 8: Helena’s Academy: Payroll Journal
Lesson 9: Lime Light Laundry: Payroll Ledger Setup
Lesson 10: Flabuless Fitness: Inventory Transactions
Lesson 11: Andersson Chiropractic Clinic: Orders, Quotes, and Deposits
Lesson 12: Maple Leaf Rags: Currencies, Remittances, and Accountant’s Copy
Lesson 13: Truman Tires: Allocations and Electronic Payments
Lesson 14: Village Galleries: Budgeting
Lesson 15: Tesses Tresses: Reconciliation and Deposits
Lesson 16: Velocity: Payroll and Inventory Setup
Lesson 17: Stratford Country Inn: Comprehensive Practice
Lesson 18: Ryder’s Routes: Time and Billing
Lesson 19: Able & Associates: Departmental Accounting


Certification exams for this program include:

What You Get

You receive all of this and more with your education

What's Included

What You Can Expect

  • Practical hands-on exercises that reinforce critical skills
  • Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned into context
  • Tutorials
  • Unlimited Support