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Greenhills College

Greenhills College

Medical Secretary


Course Code:  5M1997
Award Code(s):  5M1997
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course gives students the skills necessary to work in a medical environment.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Information and Administration - 5N1389
Text Production - 5N1422
Word Processing - 5N1358
Database Methods - 5N0783
Medical Terminology - 5N2428
Spreadsheet Methods - 5N1977
Bookkeeping - 5N1354
Audio Transcription - 5N1549
Work Experience - 5N1356
Communications - 5N0690

Optional Module:
Start Your Own Business - 5N1418

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Medical & Healthcare
Clerical & Administration
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M1997