The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the range of medical terminology applicable and relevant specifically to a medical receptionist or secretarial role in a medical practice, clinic and or hospital context.
This course is scheduled to run online 2 evenings a week, Monday and Wednesday, for 12 weeks from 7.00pm to 10.00pm.
Please note initial class and all assessments take place in the Monavalley Campus.
Please note all Learners must have competent written and spoken English (CEFR B2 or Higher).
What will I study?
- Examine a range of medical terminology required by a medical receptionist or secretary within a general medical practice and or specialist medical practice context
- Explore current relevant legislation regarding Health Services in Ireland
- Describe the sources of information available to the medical receptionist or secretary
- Examine the importance of using correct medial terminology in communicating with patients and medial practitioners
- Apply medical pronunciation and spelling correctly
- Define medical abbreviations used in medical investigations and diagnosis
- Define medical terminology associated with the medical specialties carried out in a large general hospital
- Define medical terms used in medical reports and summaries
- Use correct medical terminology in a wide range of specialties; when dealing with both patients and medial practitioners
- Assemble and prepare X-ray reports
- Prepare final medical reports; ensuring the use of appropriate terminology, language and format.
What's the certification?
QQI Level 5 Minor Award Certificate in Medical Terminology (5N2428)
What is the cost?
There is a fee of €200 for this course.
A fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Aﬀairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) oﬃce.
Part-time Courses - FAQs
FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.
We enroll twice each year - January and September.
Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.
This depends on the course you choose.
Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.
We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.
As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.
That said, always check.
You can call Mary on our Part-time courses team at 066-7149696.
Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment.
This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.
Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.
A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.
These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.
Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or www.fetchcourses.ie
FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications.
All new applicants must set up a free account on www.fetchcourses.ie. You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland.
For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before.
You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.
Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.
If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96
No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.