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Hospital Unit Clerk
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
TUITION & FEES
- Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
- Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
- 65% in MATH 1905 or 50% in Mathematics 10-3
You must complete ten courses to graduate. Courses are listed to show the recommended path to completing the program in 16 weeks as a full-time student. Students are encouraged to register early. If you wait to register, the classes you want may be full and it may take you longer to complete the program.
|Term 1 - 16 weeks|
|COMP1006 (O)|| Office Computer Applications |
Develop foundational computer skills and become proficient using Windows, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications to enhance your computer skills and employability. Keyboarding technique is also learned and practised in this course.
|HLTH1003 (O)|| Medical Terminology I |
Study the language of medical terminology. Learn to understand and interpret commonly used medical terms, symbols, and abbreviations. Develop your knowledge of rules, prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, body systems, diagnostics, and basic medication classifications. Achieve fluency through practice sessions, quizzes, and exercises.
|COMM1001 (O)|| Introduction to Communications |
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
|HLTH1006|| Administrative Health-Care Procedures |
Explore the healthcare industry and the professionals that work within it. Develop administrative, clerical and communication skills to effectively support patients, families, and the health-care team members.
|HLTH1005|| Computer Applications for Health-Care Professionals |
Gain experience with computerized medical office records and software. Learn to manage medical records, including inputting patient information, scheduling and managing appointments, and billing.
|HLTH1004|| Medical Terminology II |
Build on the knowledge you acquired in HLTH 1003 by further enhancing your knowledge and proficiency in medical and pharmaceutical terminology.
|HLTH1022|| Introduction to Medical Orders |
Learn about and practise processing medical orders in a hospital setting. Gain experience working with orders for admissions, transfers, diagnostic tests, medical treatments, medications, and pre- and post-operative treatments.
|HLTH1023|| Basic Hospital Skills and Concepts |
Examine safety in an acute care environment, including basic safety concepts and skills. You will learn to respond to emergent and non-emergent situations in a hospital, and topics will include your role in infection control, patient and visitor safety, and emergency code responses.
|HLTH1009|| Hospital Unit Clerk Fundamentals |
Hospital unit clerks play an important role on the interdisciplinary health-care team. In this course, learners will examine hospitals as workplaces, the responsibilities of a hospital unit clerk in patient care, and managing a career in the health-care industry.
|HLTH1011|| Practicum for Unit Clerks |
Gain hands-on experience in an active hospital unit or in a long-term care environment in this 150-hour practicum.
Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.
You will require a computer that meets minimum standards for all of the courses. Learn more about Bring Your Own Device.
Credits required for full-time status: 18 credits per term