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 B- required to progress to BUSN 1154
|BUSN1156 (O)||Business Communications Skills for Health-Care Professionals|
Develop the written and verbal communication skills required in a health-care setting. In this course, you will learn how to prepare various written documents and practise effective communication techniques. Using critical thinking, you will further practise and perfect your communication skills through critical analysis and oral presentations.
|BUSN1190||Administrative Health-Care Procedures|
This course examines the professional and interpersonal skills required in a health-care setting. Students develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and conflict-resolution skills. Students will learn the roles and responsibilities of each member of the health-care team and will practise the administrative skills required to perform their role in a health-care setting.
|BUSN1194||Introduction to Software Applications|
Practise intermediate computer skills in MS Windows using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as commonly used Internet browsers and email applications. Learn how to apply these skills in a health-care setting with workplace-relevant 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 and discharges, transfers, diagnostic tests, medical treatments, medications, and pre-operative and post-operative treatments.
Learn about specific medical software applications used within the health-care system. Acquire skills that will enhance your employment opportunities as a unit clerk in a health-care setting.
|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.