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Medical & Administration Studies

Course Code(s):  5M1997 136
QQI Award Code:  5M1997 Office Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Marino College of Further Education

Marino College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1997 136
QQI Award Code 5M1997 Office Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to perform administrative work in the medical, dental and general healthcare sector. This course has a good history of graduates gaining employment in general medical and dental practices. Students from this course have also been successful in their application for dental nursing in Marino College having the experience of this course behind them.

What will you Study?

Medical Terminology 5N2428
Audio Transcription 5N1549
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
Text Production 5N1422
Information and Administration 5N1389
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Digital Marketing 5N1364
Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSSX 5M1997

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Related Career Sectors

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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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