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Office Administration - Medical Secretary

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North Kerry College of Further Education

North Kerry College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This QQI Level 5 Certificate course provides students with skills and knowledge specifically for the medical sector. It educates students on medical terminology and administration practices which are required by those who see themselves working in any medical office in the future. Students can progress on to the Level 6 Advanced Certificate after completing the Level 5.

What will you Study?

Word Processing 5N1358
Information and Administration 5N1389
Text Production 5N1422
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Course Study Medical Terminology 5N2428
Manual and Computerised Payroll
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Audio Transcription 5N1549
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSSX 5M1997

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Further Research

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Accounts Team Leader   Data Protection Officer  
Health & Safety Officer   Secretary / Administrative Assistant - EU  
Civil Service - Clerical Officer   Civil Service - Executive Officer  
Civil Service - Administrative Officer   Data Control Clerk  
Data Entry Operator   Project Manager - Software Design  
Database Administrator   Wages / Payroll Clerk  
Office Receptionist   Payroll Manager  
Personal Assistant   Secretary  
Archivist   Clerical Assistant  
Front Office Junior Manager   Office Administrator  
Freight Forwarder / Clerk   Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary  
Bookkeeper / Financial Administrator   Wedding Planner  
Letting Agent / Landlord   Clerk (General)  
Post Office - Customer Service Agent   Bank Official  
Medical Records Clerk   Emergency Medical Call Taker - EMCT  
Emergency Medical Dispatcher   Medical Secretary  
Optician   Hair & Scalp Specialist  
Manager - Hospital / Healthcare   Herbalist  
Immunologist   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Naturopath   Neurologist  
Optometrist   Orthoptist  
Embryologist   Ophthalmologist  
Obstetrician / Gynaecologist   Doctor / GP  
Phlebotomist   Audiologist  
Pharmacist   Psychiatrist  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Embalmer  
Radiographer - Therapeutic   Health and Safety Inspector  
Dental Nurse / Surgery Assistant   Nurse Prescriber  
Acupuncturist   Vision Rehabilitation Therapist  
Nurse Practitioner - Advanced   Dental Hygienist  
Lactation Consultant   Physical Therapist  
Nurse Tutor   Chiropractor  
Respiratory Technician   Children's Nurse   
Public Health Nurse   Nurse Midwife  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Speech & Language Therapist  
General Nurse (RGN)   Psychiatric / Mental Health Care Nurse  
Intellectual Disability Nurse    Physiotherapist  
Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician   Aromatherapist  
Nurses Aid / Healthcare Assistant   Spinologist  
Prosthetist / Orthotist   Health Educator / Promotion Officer  
Legal Executive   Law Clerk  
Legal Secretary   Pensions Adviser  
Library/Information Assistant   Airport Check-in Agent  
Customs Officers   Credit Controllers  

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.
Clerical & Administration
Medical & Healthcare
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.