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QQI Medical Terminology and Administration

Qualification under the NFQ.

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QQI Medical Terminology and Administration

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Course Details

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain a recognised qualification as a Medical Administrator.  The course is designed for existing Medical Administrators, Medical Receptionists or Healthcare Admin roles, or for those who wish to pursue a career in these areas. 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?
  • Medical Administrators: Professionals already working as medical administrators can enhance their expertise in medical terminology, healthcare record management, and administration of medical office environments, vital for their role.
  • Medical Receptionists: This course is ideal for medical receptionists, offering skills in managing healthcare records, understanding medical terms, and developing efficient patient care communication, which are key aspects of their job.
  • Healthcare Administrative Staff: Staff involved in administrative roles within healthcare settings, like hospitals or clinics, will find the course’s focus on creating and managing healthcare records and understanding relevant legislation beneficial for their daily responsibilities.
  • Customer Service Personnel in Healthcare: Those in customer service roles within the healthcare sector can gain valuable insights into healthcare-specific communication skills and medical terminology, enhancing their interaction with patients and healthcare professionals.
  • Office Staff in Private Health Clinics: The course is suitable for office and admin staff in private health clinics, hospitals, or surgeries, providing them with the necessary skills to handle medical reports, healthcare records, and understand the nuances of healthcare administration.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Level 4 Certificate or Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or relevant life/work experience.
  • As this NFQ level 5 qualification is delivered through English it is necessary learners will have sufficient written English skills to complete this course.
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland.
  • A basic working knowledge of computers in addition to a computer with internet access and word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word or Google Docs) is required to do the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>

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.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details

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