Course Description

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


Course Content:


  • 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 medical terminology in communicating with patients and medical 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 medical practitioners
  • Assemble and prepare X-ray reports
  • Prepare final medical reports; ensuring the use of appropriate terminology, language and format.


Duration:                   4th February 2019 – 29th April 2019


Sessions:                 Monday evenings 6.30pm -9.30pm


Costs:                        €385

Course Code 5N2428
College Name Waterford College of Further Education
Course Category Health Care, Healthcare Management
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Waterford, Ireland
Course Start Date 4th February 2019
Course End Date 29th April 2019
Course Fee €385
Course Times Monday evenings 6.30pm -9.30pm
Awarding Body QQI
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Waterford College of Further Education

051 870136
Admissions Office, Waterford city Ireland, Waterford, Republic of Ireland

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