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Hospital Unit Clerk

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmonton DowntownFT Face-to-face
Edmonton DowntownPT Hybrid
AnywhereFT Online anytime
JanEdmonton DowntownFT Face-to-face
AnywhereFT Online anytime
MayAnywhereFT Online anytime
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

16 weeks, including a four-week practicum

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES

Canadian
Total tuition: $3,990.00
Total fees: $893.00
International
Total tuition: $11,970.00
Total fees: $893.00

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent
  • 50% in Mathematics 10C or Mathematics 10-3 or equivalent
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Course Listing

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 16 weeks
BUSN1152 (O)
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
  • 60 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
6
BUSN1156 (O)
This course examines communication: what goes well, what goes wrong and, most importantly, why!  Students explore how background, experience, and beliefs shape the way individuals communicate and how to adapt to changing conditions, people, and situations.  Students also explore how to use problem solving and critical-thinking skills to resolve conflict within a team setting.  Finally, students focus on how to communicate in writing, including writing business letters, emails, resumes, and cover letters.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSN1190
Learn the professional, clinical, and interpersonal skills required in a health-care setting.  Students begin by examining the Canadian health-care system, including facilities and services related to health care.  Students also explore health-care ethics and legalities, provincial and federal privacy legislation, as well as policies and procedures. Additional modules include electronic information management, organizational and time management, medical administrative skills, and basic clinical skills. Topics include telephone reception and etiquette, records administration, operating office equipment, ordering supplies, and maintaining inventory.  Students are also introduced to basic health-care computer applications.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
6
BUSN1194 (O)
Practise intermediate computer skills in MS Windows using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as commonly used Internet browsers. Learn how to apply these skills in a health-care setting with workplace-relevant exercises and assignments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
5
BUSN1165 (O)
Develop your keyboarding technique and enhance your keyboarding skills while increasing your speed and accuracy.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
1
BUSN1154
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSN1192
Learn about specific medical software applications used to electronically manage information in a hospital setting. Acquire skills that will enhance your employment opportunities as a unit clerk in a health-care setting.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
BUSN1161
This four-week practicum will give you hands-on practice in an active hospital unit or in a long term care environment.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 150 Work Experience
3

Additional note

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

You will require a computer that meets minimum standards for all of the courses. Learn more about Bringing Your Own Device.