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The Medical Secretary - An Introduction

Aims and Objectives

To give an introduction to the work of a Medical Secretary including responsibilities , practice and structure of the various medical departments in hospitals and GP surgeries

Develop knowledge of the workings and structure of the medical secretarial profession

Flexibility of self-paced training methods

A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide

The opportunity to gain a widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate in addition to the OCR Medical Word Processing examination and the AMSPAR Certificate in Medical Terminology

Target Audience

Experienced secretaries who have word processing knowledge to an intermediate level who wish to work as a medical secretary

Prerequisites

Comprehension end-user knowledge of Microsoft Word , competent keyboarding (at least 40 wpm) , good letter layout and office practice skills

Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction to GP Practice

Lesson 2: Introduction a General Hospital together with Orthopaedic terminology

Lesson 3: Introduction to private

oral and maxillo-facial

Lesson 4: Respiration; cardiology and drug dosages

Lesson 5: Gynaecology

Obstetrics and Paediatrics

Lesson 6: Male reproduction systems

the urinary system and gastro-enterology

Lesson 7: Psychiatry; Psychology and Endocrinology

Lesson 8: Neurology

Lesson 9: Dermatology and Gerontology

Lesson 10: Sensory organs - Ophthalmology; Ear; Nose; and Throat

Lesson 11: Plastic surgery; burns and Oncology

Lesson 12: Consolidation

Course Duration: 40 hours

Course Code: 1010198301