Hospital Unit Clerk - Course Listing

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 16 weeks
BUSN1152 (O)Medical Terminology
Study the language of medical terminology. Learn how to read and interpret commonly used medical terms, symbols, and abbreviations. Develop your understanding of rules, prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, body systems, diagnostics, and drug classifications. Achieve fluency through practice sessions, quizzes, and exercises. Minimum pass mark of C+ required to progress to BUSN 1154
  • 60 Lecture hours
  • 30 Lab hours
  • 0 Work Experience hours
6
BUSN1156 (O)Business Communications Skills for Unit Clerks
Develop the written and verbal communication skills required of a business professional. In this course, you will examine business writing and learn how to write various letters and emails in a hospital setting. Using critical thinking, you will further practise and perfect your communication skills through critical analysis and oral presentations. APA format is taught and practised throughout the course.
  • 45 Lecture hours
  • 0 Lab hours
  • 0 Work Experience hours
3
BUSN1190Hospital Organization and Procedures
This course examines the professional and interpersonal skills required by a unit clerk. As they develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and conflict-resolution skills, students will more fully understand the roles and responsibilities of each member of the health-care team and the importance of each in a health-care setting.
  • 60 Lecture hours
  • 30 Lab hours
  • 0 Work Experience hours
6
BUSN1194Introduction to Software Applications for Unit Clerks
Get a solid introduction to basic computer skills in Word, Windows, Excel, Outlook, and Internet applications. Learn how to apply these skills in a medical setting with realistic exercises and assignments.
  • 45 Lecture hours
  • 30 Lab hours
  • 0 Work Experience hours
5
BUSN1165 (O)Keyboarding
Develop your keyboarding technique and enhance your keyboarding skills while increasing your speed and accuracy.
  • 0 Lecture hours
  • 15 Lab hours
  • 0 Work Experience hours
1
BUSN1154Medical Orders
Learn about and practise processing medical orders in a hospital setting. You will work with orders for admissions, transfers, diagnostics tests, medical treatments, medications, and pre- and post-operative treatments.
  • 45 Lecture hours
  • 0 Lab hours
  • 0 Work Experience hours
3
BUSN1192Medical Applications
Learn how to do payroll and scheduling, health-care billing, and medical transcription. Acquire skills that will enhance your employment opportunities in the medical administration field.
  • 15 Lecture hours
  • 30 Lab hours
  • 0 Work Experience hours
3
BUSN1161Work Experience for Unit Clerks
This four-week work experience placement will give you hands-on practice in an active hospital unit or in a long term care environment.
  • 0 Lecture hours
  • 0 Lab hours
  • 150 Work Experience hours
3

Additional note

Courses marked with (O) are available as Open Studies courses.

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