Computer Basics for Healthcare Professionals

Hours: 120 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,275.00

Course Overview:

In this fast paced world of technology, it is important to be computer literate. This Computer Basics course will teach you the things you need to know in order to get and keep a job in the modern workplace. Many jobs require that you have a basic understanding of both computer hardware and software. Companies now rely heavily on email, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Access databases, and Word documents. This course is designed to give you the fundamental computer knowledge you, the healthcare professional, need to survive in the workforce today.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the function of computer hardware and software and various devices
  • Identify the steps to accomplish basic tasks in Windows 7
  • Identify the steps to accomplish basic tasks on the internet
  • Define ways to troubleshoot and maintain your PC for optimal performance
  • Identify the steps to accomplish basic tasks in Microsoft® Office 2010

Course Outline:

Computer Basics Module 1
How Personal Computers (PCs) Work
  • Getting to Know Your Personal Computer System
  • Pieces & Parts: Computer Hardware
  • The Right Tools: Computer Software
  • Microprocessors & Computer Memory
  • CD/DVD Drives
  • Keyboards & Mice
  • Modems & Network Connections
  • Sound & Speakers
  • Video & Monitors
  • Printers & Scanners
  • USB Flash Drives
Computer Basics Module 2
Getting to Know Windows 7
  • Working Your Way Around the Desktop
  • The Start Up Menu & Task Bar
  • The Shortcut Keys
  • Displaying Help
  • Opening & Closing Windows
  • Minimizing & Maximizing Windows
  • Understanding & Working with Icons
  • Using the Toolbar
  • Personalize Your Desktop
  • Learning about Faxing
  • Dealing with Multimedia
Computer Basics Module 3
Using the Internet
  • Different Types of Internet Connections
  • Understanding the Web & Internet Explorer
  • Internet Security
  • Searching the Web
  • Downloading Files
  • How Email Works
  • Receiving & Reading Email
  • Sending Files via Email
  • Deleting & Filing Your Email
  • Working with Your Contacts
  • Understanding & Using Instant Messaging
Computer Basics Module 4
Maintenance, Common Problems & Viruses
  • Easy PC Troubleshooting
  • Using System Recovery Options
  • Performing Routine Maintenance
  • Defragmenting
  • Backing Up Your Computer
  • Dealing with Common Problems
  • What is “Safe Mode”?
  • Undoing the Damage with System Restore
  • Safeguarding Your System from Computer Viruses
  • Cleaning Monitors & Scanners
  • Cleaning & Maintaining Your Printer
Computer Basics Module 5
Microsoft Office 2010
  • The Components of Office 2010
  • Using the Ribbons
  • Finding and Replacing
  • Setting the Formatting
  • Using Word 2010
  • Putting Excel 2010 to Work
  • Performing with PowerPoint 2010
  • Database Actions with Access 2010
  • Staying in Touch with Outlook 2010
  • Using the Office Help System
  • Cloud Computing with SkyDrive
Computer Basics Module 6
The Extras
  • Understanding Scanners
  • Using Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • An MP3 Primer
  • Burning Audio CDs
  • Making Movies with Your PC
  • Adding Sound & Special Effects
  • Burning a DVD
  • Downloading from a Digital Camera
  • Organizing Your Photos
  • External Card Readers

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **