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 B- required to progress to BUSN 1154
  • 60 Lecture hours
  • 30 Lab hours
  • 0 Work Experience hours
6
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.
  • 45 Lecture hours
  • 0 Lab hours
  • 0 Work Experience hours
3
BUSN1190Administrative 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.
  • 60 Lecture hours
  • 30 Lab hours
  • 0 Work Experience hours
6
BUSN1194Introduction 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.
  • 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 and discharges, transfers, diagnostic tests, medical treatments, medications, and pre-operative and post-operative treatments.
  • 45 Lecture hours
  • 0 Lab hours
  • 0 Work Experience hours
3
BUSN1192Medical Applications
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.
  • 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.