Award in Medical Terminology

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Description

The qualification has been designed:

• for persons wishing to work in the medical field such roles as wards clerk, summariser, receptionist, clinical coder, administrator, laboratory staff, healthcare assistant, health and social care personnel, ambulance personnel, support workers and health care technicians.

• for persons already in post, or with relevant experience, who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in using medical terminology.

Course content

There are four outcomes to this unit. The candidate will: • Know the structure and meaning of medical terms • Know the meaning of medical terms relating to the body systems • Know the meaning of medical terms for the different medical sp…

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The qualification has been designed:

• for persons wishing to work in the medical field such roles as wards clerk, summariser, receptionist, clinical coder, administrator, laboratory staff, healthcare assistant, health and social care personnel, ambulance personnel, support workers and health care technicians.

• for persons already in post, or with relevant experience, who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in using medical terminology.

Course content

There are four outcomes to this unit. The candidate will: • Know the structure and meaning of medical terms • Know the meaning of medical terms relating to the body systems • Know the meaning of medical terms for the different medical specialities • Know the meaning of abbreviations concerning drugs and prescriptions

Entry Requirements

You have to be aged 16 or over.

Delivery & Assessment methods

Classroom attendance and assessment through short answer test. Grading and marking The qualification will be graded as follows: 70% - 80% Pass Candidates will show a satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the areas of the specification that are being tested. 81% - 90% Merit Candidates will show a good knowledge and understanding of the areas of the specification that are being tested. 90% + Distinction Candidates will show an excellent knowledge and understanding of the areas of the specification that are being tested Less than 70% Refer Candidates will not have reached an acceptable level of knowledge and understanding of the areas of the specification that are being tested.

Progression

The qualification provides opportunities for progression into work or to other Medical Administration qualifications, learners can move on to the 4415 level 3 Certificate in Medical Terminology or the 4419 Level 2/3 Certificates/Diploma in Medical Administration for which they will have gained automatic achievement of unit 4419-220 Medical Terminology 2

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