Course Description

Medical Secretary



Aim
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.

Entry Requirements
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
Modules include:

Medical Terminology
Word Processing
Computer Applications
Information and Administration
Audio/Text Production
Communications
Work Experience
Helix Practice Manager
Work Experience
Two weeks work experience in a medical environment is incorporated into this course

Career Opportunities
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
Progression
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.

Training ProviderCollege Of Further Education Dundrum
Course LocationDundrum, Dublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryBusiness
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course FeePOA
Course Duration1 year
Course TimeMornings and Two Afternoons
Entry RequirementsLeaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent. For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
Carear PathMedical 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
Phone1 2985412
Course Code5M1997
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Course Provider

College Of Further Education Dundrum



(01) 296 1261
Main Street, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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