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Legal & Medical Secretarial Studies

Course Code(s):  5M1997
QQI Award Code:  5M1997 Office Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Community College

Galway Community College
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Course overview

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

Course Description

To provide students with a comprehensive knowledge in medical terminology, legal practice and practical typing and audio secretarial skills required in the performance of a broad range of administrative, secretarial and organizational tasks.

Excellent career opportunities and further education advancements for successful graduates.

What will you Study?

Audio Transcription 5N1549
Communications 5N0690
Information and Administration 5N1389
Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Medical Terminology 5N2428
Text Production 5N1422
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
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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BBSSX 5M1997

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