Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent.
For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
1 Year Full-time - Mornings and Two Afternoons
QQI Level 5 - Office Administration - Code 5M1997
About the course
This course prepares students for employment opportunities in a medical setting using the latest software. The course provides training in the use of office productivity software (Microsoft) as well as medical software i.e. the Helix Practice Manager application. This software is widely used in hospitals and General Practitioner settings. Emphasis is also placed on developing good communication and interpersonal skills.
Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent. For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview
Programme of Study
- Medical Terminology
- Word Processing
- Computer Applications
- Information and Administration
- Audio/Text Production
- Work Experience
- Helix Practice Manager
Two weeks work experience in a medical environment is incorporated into this course
Medical Secretaries provide administrative support to the medical profession, e.g., secretaries/receptionists in hospitals, GP practices and medical centres. The course includes Medical Terminology which is essential to work in this area. A qualified Medical Secretary will need to have:
- An interest in health and medical matters
- Tact and empathy when dealing with patients
- Good computer and administrative skills
- Good spoken/written communication skills
- Respect for confidentiality
Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies to the Certificate in Administration Level 6 available in the College or to Institutes of Technology and Universities. Examples of progression courses include:
- DIT, DT324 Business Management
- IT Blanchardstown, BN016 Business
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.
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