College of Management and IT (CMIT)QQI Medical Terminology and Administration

QQI Medical Terminology and Administration

12 weeks
Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain a recognised qualification to enable them to begin work or improve their career in 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.


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

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