QQI Medical Terminology and Administration

Medical Secretary course - QQI course from CMIT eLearning €295

Course Details

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain a recognised qualification as a Medical Secretary course to enable them to begin work or improve their career in Medical Secretary, Medical Reception and Medical Administration roles. No prior knowledge is required. Students will learn how to: (1) use and understand medical terminology, (2) understand relevant legislation, (3) manage healthcare records,  (4) create healthcare records, (5) administer a medical office environment, and (6) prepare medical reports. The course is ideal for all those working in administration or customer service roles within Private Consultant clinics, Hospitals, Doctor or Dentist surgeries, and private Health Clinics.

Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this Medical Secretary course ?
  • Administrators within the healthcare sector.
  • Customer service personnel within the healthcare sector.
  • Office and admin staff within Private Consultant clinics, Hospitals, Doctor or Dentist surgeries, and private Health Clinics.
  • Medical Administrators who wish to gain a nationally accredited qualification.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Learners must have completed a Level 4 certificate or equivalent or have relevant Life or Work Experience.
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland.
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How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Medical Secretary course

Unit 1. Medical Terminology

  • Medical Terminology
  • Constructing Medical Terms
  • Prefixes, Root Words and Suffixes
  • Common Abbreviations
  • Specialist Medical Terminology
  • Other Medical Terms

Unit 2: Legislation and Information Sources

  • Relevant Legislation
  • Health and Safety
  • Confidentiality and Ethics
  • HSE Patient Charter
  • Information Sources

Unit 3: Healthcare Reports

  • Healthcare Records
  • Creating and Managing Healthcare Records
  • Patient Care Guidelines
  • Communication Skills
  • Reception Skills
  • Case Notes
  • Medical Reports and Referrals
  • The course is assessed through completion of a written Assignments and a Skills Demonstration (which involves case studies and completion of a Medical Report).
  • As part of our quality assurance, assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
  • This course leads to a level 5 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Learners who complete this programme may use it as a credit towards the Level 5 major Award in Office Administration (5M1997). This component may also be used as a credit towards relevant level 5 and level 6 Major awards.
  • Following successful completion of this course you will receive a QQI Level 5 award in Medical Terminology (5N2428)
  • QQI is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.
  • Please note that there is a Eur60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.
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by Student September 2017 on Sep 12 2017 11:13

Very informative.

by Student September 2017 on Sep 12 2017 11:07

Brilliant course. Whenever I needed help I could access easily.

by Student August 2017 on Aug 28 2017 10:12

CMIT was the course provider that stood out for me when I researched online. Everything was laid out clearly and explained very well. It was a very interesting course and I would definitely recommend to anyone friend as you can work it around your everyday life. In the comfort of your own home

by Student August 2017 on Aug 3 2017 17:06

I really enjoyed it. My tutor was extremely helpful and I always felt at every stage of the course that I had support, which is extremely important when taking an online course.

by Student August 2017 on Aug 3 2017 09:41

I have never tried an online course before. I wasn't sure how it worked or what it would entail or how difficult it would be. So I honestly had no idea who to choose but CMIT stood out for me. It seemed like it was going to be interesting and very user friendly with manuals and videos to follow. Very happy with it so far. I would definitely recommend to a friend, who like me may have other ongoing commitments. You can work your study around everyday home life and also bring it with you on a tablet/phone etc. when you are on the go

by Student August 2017 on Aug 2 2017 11:21

The content was simple and easy to understand. My tutor was helpful and quick to respond to my queries and to give submission feedback. Assignments are clear and easy to decipher.

by Student August 2017 on Aug 2 2017 11:20

I like how the course content is available in pdf and also a video version. I like how you can play the video numerous times in order for the detail to sink in. I really enjoyed completing the quizzes. For me I believe completing quizzes are a great way to learn. If it was possible I would like to see more of them on the web site.

by Student August 2017 on Aug 2 2017 10:59

Online learning seemed to be the best fit for me. I live out in the country and work full time. Being able to access my course at times that best suit me has taken away some of the stress of trying to learn something new.

by Student August 2017 on Aug 2 2017 10:57

Excellent course. Very informative with assessments that help you gain acquired skills that will be useful if successful for a job in that area.

by Student August 2017 on Aug 2 2017 10:52

I have not studied for some time and found it hard at first. This course is very easy to follow and understand. very enjoyable experience and I have gained so much knowledge from this course.

by Student July 2017 on Jul 10 2017 10:06

Well worthwhile. I would encourage others to do it as it really is enlightening.

by Student July 2017 on Jul 7 2017 10:16

I am currently on maternity leave and will be returning to work in August. The CMIT online course is suitable for me as I am a stay at home mum and I can work in my own time. The course covers everything I need to know to become a medical secretary. CMIT provides tutor assistance which is a huge bonus. I would highly recommend CMIT to anyone looking to do an online course.

by Student July 2017 on Jul 3 2017 17:04

Very convenient due to being all on-line and personal service , it covered a wide variety of interesting modules, flexible and great support from tutor.

by Student July 2017 on Jul 3 2017 16:37

I enjoyed the course, I found it to be very helpful in gaining new skills in order to transition over from my current job which is veterinary based to a human medical based job.

by Student June 2017 on Jun 8 2017 14:10

I found the course very informative and suited to my needs.

by Student May 2017 on May 22 2017 10:57

The course is easy accessible very easy to understand and explained clearly you also have many options for help throughout the duration of the course.

by Student May 2017 on May 22 2017 10:56

Overall i found the course to be easy to understand and also great interest with great detail and well directed for information to enable completion.

by Student May 2017 on May 18 2017 09:13

I was particularly interested in an online course which I could complete at my own pace, at the most convenient times for me and in the comfort of my own home. The course appeared to suit my requirements. I submitted online enquiries for this and other courses. The immediate and comprehensive response I received from CMIT, played a large part in my decision making. I am satisfied that now, having completed the course, that is has fulfilled it's brief and my requirements. I look forward to receiving the last feedback and hope that I will have satisfactorily passed and completed same

by Student May 2017 on May 16 2017 10:49

I enjoyed the course and i would recommend it to others looking to upskill or gain a new skill.

by Student May 2017 on May 15 2017 14:07

I really enjoyed the course, as it was very interesting and helped me gain new skills. My tutor was very prompt on assessing my work and gave excellent and clear feedback on them. I liked the way you can stop a lecture and come back where you left off.
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