Certificate in Medical Terminology

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Description

he 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

Mandatory Outcomes: Outcome 1 Know the structure and meaning of medical terms Outcome 2 Know the medical terminology related to the body structure, functions and processes Outcome 3 Know the medical terminology related to the skeletal/loc…

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he 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

Mandatory Outcomes: Outcome 1 Know the structure and meaning of medical terms Outcome 2 Know the medical terminology related to the body structure, functions and processes Outcome 3 Know the medical terminology related to the skeletal/locomotor system Outcome 4 Know the medical terminology related to blood Outcome 5 Know the medical terminology related to the cardiovascular system Outcome 6 Know the medical terminology related to the lymphatic system Outcome 7 Know the medical terminology related to the respiratory system Outcome 8 Know the medical terminology related to the digestive system Outcome 9 Know the medical terminology related to the urinary system Outcome 10 Know the medical terminology related to the nervous system (including mental health) Outcome 11 Know the medical terminology related to the male reproductive system Outcome 12 Know the medical terminology related to the female reproductive system (including pregnancy and childbirth) Outcome 13 Know the medical terminology related to the endocrine system Outcome 14 Know the medical terminology related to the skin Outcome 15 Know the medical terminology related to the sensory organs (the eye, the ear the nose and the mouth) Outcome 16 Know the medical terminology related to the Immune system and body’s response to infection including preventive medicine Outcome 17 Know the medical terminology related to clinical imaging Outcome 18 Know the medical terminology related to drugs and prescribing Outcome 19 Know a range of other medical terms

Entry Requirements

You have to be aged 18 or over.

Delivery & Assessment methods

Classroom attendance and assessment through short answer test. The qualification will be graded as follows: 75% - 85% Pass Candidates will show a satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the areas of the specification that are being tested.. 86% - 92% Merit Candidates will show a good knowledge and understanding of the areas of the specification that are being tested. 93% -100% Distinction Candidates will show an excellent knowledge and understanding of the areas of the specification that are being tested. Less than 75% Refer Candidates will not have reached an acceptable level of knowledge and understanding of the areas of the specification that are being tested.

Progression

On the successful completion of this course, learners can move on to the 4419 Level 3 Diploma for Medical Secretaries for which they will have gained automatic achievement of unit 4419-330 Medical Terminology 3. Alternatively, as a vocational qualification, learners are well placed to gain employment in the field of medical administration.

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