Hospital Unit Clerk
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Hospital Unit Clerk

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmonton DowntownFT In-person
Edmonton DowntownPT Hybrid
AnywhereFT Online anytime
JanEdmonton DowntownFT In-person
AnywhereFT Online anytime
MayAnywhereFT Online anytime
Open
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

Four months

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES

Canadian
Total tuition: $3,990.00
Total fees: $784.50
International
Total tuition: $12,330.00
Total fees: $784.50

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent
  • A minimum of 50% in Mathematics 10-3 or 65% in High School Prep Math (MATH1905) or equivalent
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Course Listing

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 16 weeks
COMM1001 (O)
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.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMP1006 (O)
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.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
HLTH1003 (O)
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.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
6
HLTH1004
Build on the knowledge you acquired in HLTH 1003 by further enhancing your knowledge and proficiency in medical and pharmaceutical terminology.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
HLTH1005
Gain experience with computerized medical office records and software. Learn to manage medical records, including inputting patient information, scheduling and managing appointments, and billing. Various practice management and EMR software packages will be explored.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
HLTH1006
Administrative health-care professionals support patients, families, and the health-care team by performing reception, telephone, and clerical tasks, including filing, shift scheduling and payroll, inventory management, and mail handling. You will learn basic clinical skills and explore aspects of workplace safety and infection control.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
5
HLTH1008
Learn about and practise processing medical orders in a hospital setting. Gain experience working with orders for admissions, transfers, diagnostics tests, medical treatments, medications, and pre- and post-operative treatments.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
4
HLTH1009
Examine the role of unit clerks in the health-care industry and hospital workplace, and as part of an interdisciplinary team. Learn about hospital-specific policies, procedures, processes, documentation, and software applications.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
HLTH1011
Gain hands-on experience in an active hospital unit or in a long-term care environment in this 150-hour practicum.
  • 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.

Articulation Between the Former and New Program Structures

Certain courses from the former Hospital Unit Clerk program structure have equivalents in the new program structure as of fall term 2018/19.

Structure Prior to 2018/19 Structure Equivalent as of 2018/19
Course Course Title Credits Course Course Title Credits
BUSN1156 Business Communications Skills for Health-Care Professionals 3 COMM1001 Introduction to Communications 3
BUSN1152 Medical Terminology 6 HLTH1003 Medical Terminology I 6
BUSN1161 Practicum for Unit Clerks 3 HLTH1011 Practicum for Unit Clerks 3