Hospital Unit Clerk - Course Listing
|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
|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.
|BUSN1190||Hospital 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.
|BUSN1194||Introduction 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.
Develop your keyboarding technique and enhance your keyboarding skills while increasing your speed and accuracy.
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.
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.
|BUSN1161||Work 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.
Courses marked with (O) are available as Open Studies courses.