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Healthcare

Healthcare | Ashton College

Our healthcare programs prepare students for successful careers in the medical, health care and social services fields. The emphasis on practical, real-life education allows students to immerse themselves in their future profession. Students gain the skills, experiences, and knowledge needed to succeed. Focus areas include medicine, special care, community support, caregiving and special education. Experienced faculty members mentor students and help them to develop the specialized knowledge and skills required to launch their careers. Students often complete a field practicum to further enhance their practical skills.
 
Our Medical Office Assistant Diploma program focuses on expanding the students’ knowledge and skills needed in the medical and healthcare fields. Graduates of these programs have multiple opportunities for career advancement and growth. This could mean working in a doctor’s office, clinic, public or private hospital, nursing home or community health setting.
 
Our Unit Clerk Certificate Course prepares graduates for various medical and administrative environments. Unit Clerks are responsible for looking after the administrative and clerical requirements of a health care unit. They enable the team to function smoothly and effectively.

Career Opportunities

Medical office professionals, medical clerks, electronic transcriptionist, medical billing specialists, home support, assisted living, healthcare assisting, and many other areas.

Healthcare Courses

Diploma in Health Information Management (Live Online)

Health Information Management is a growing field within the healthcare industry that focuses on using information technology to organize health information.

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Mental Health and Addictions Support Worker Certificate (Live Online and In-Class)

The Mental Health and Addictions Support Worker Certificate Program provides entry-level competencies needed for employment in the field of mental health and addictions.

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Unit Clerk Certificate Course (Live Online and In-Class)

The Unit Clerk Course is designed to prepare graduates for employment as a Unit Clerk, Health Unit Clerk, Hospital Unit Clerk or Nursing Unit Clerk.

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Medical Office Assistant Diploma (Live Online and In-Class)

The Medical Office Assistant Diploma program trains students to become skilled and conscientious professionals in various medical and healthcare environments. Students will study a range of subjects, including medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, administrative and clinical procedure, communication skills and more.

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Faculty

  • Jeyanthi, Valaitham
  • Jeyanthi, Valaitham

    Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy and I have attained my certificate in Orientation to the Canadian Health Care System, Culture and Context from University of Toronto.

    I have more than 12 years of extensive work experiences in both clinical and educational settings in India, Malaysia and Canada. Aside from being an educator, I was elected as a curriculum specialist and was selected as a staff representative to attend the International Health Science Conference in 2012 Jeyanthi has also earned an Excellence Award in 2013 and Educator of the Year nomination.

    I always strive to provide a stimulating learning environment that encourages students to realize their full potential. I believe that my students are most successful when they feel valued as individuals.

    The best part of my job as an instructor is working and interacting with people on campus. My hobbies and interests include gardening and spending time with family and friends.

    I consider myself very privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of the Ashton College faculty and would like to continue to empower my students to have a high capacity for both independent and collaborative work.

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