Medical Secretary Diploma

Cut through the jargon, see inside the systems, and start to understand what it’s like working in this world.

The medical profession is a challenging sector where discretion, patience, sensitivity and an unwavering eye for detail are essential skills. Our Medical Secretary Diploma will teach you all the vital skills you need to act as a link between patient and doctor.

You’ll learn how to integrate the theory of highly technical medical terminology, complete a complex array of administrative and technical tasks, in the most accurate and timely manner, including compiling confidential letters, typing reports for patient records, assisting with medical journals and keeping the office running efficiently.

Get the job as a highly trained Medical Secretary

Our Medical Secretary Diploma offers you the best of both worlds – business and medical. Not only will you get the highest level of skills required to work for a commercial firm, you’ll also get the specialist expertise required to work within the medical profession. You’ll be proficient in medical terminology, medical audio-typing and medical word processing.

The diploma will also teach you excellent IT skills, enabling you to master Microsoft programmes. You’ll also have the option to choose from an elective choice of additional subjects including health and safety essentials.

Medical Secretary Diploma

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Course Info

Duration 220 hours flexi study or 9 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)
Training Type Diploma
Study Type In centre, Online

Awards & Qualifications

Awarded 220 CPD points upon successful completion

Is this course right for me?

Our Medical Secretary training is recognised as being one of the best programmes in its field. This diploma will give you the skills employers are looking for and help gain a recognisable medical secretary qualification.

Nationally recognised skills for Medical Secretaries are generally considered to be advantageous when seeking employment in the healthcare sector.

Awarded 220 CPD points upon successful completion
Duration 220 hours flexi study or 9 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)

Course Content

Core Courses

Medical Audio Transcription

Our extremely thorough Medical Audio Transcription training covers the transcription and simple medical terminology you might come across in an administration role the medical industry.

Medical Terminology

This course helps you get under the skin of commonly used medical terminology across a wide range of disciplines. You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve the renowned Pitman Training certificate in medical terminology, recognised by hospitals and medical practices throughout Ireland.

Medical Word Processing

Medical offices require a lot of admin. Get to grips with the finer workings of Word and you can create professional looking documents and reports quickly and easily.

Socrates GP Practice Healthcare

Socrates Healthcare is Ireland’s leading provider of integrated practice management software to GP practices, hospital consultants and primary care centres. Every day thousands of healthcare professionals use Socrates software to streamline routine tasks, manage practice finances, reduce paperwork, enhance the quality of patient care and improve practice efficiency.

Typaz

In just 25 hours speeds of 20-40+ words per minute are perfectly achievable, even if you have little prior experience. Comprising ten lessons, you’ll also receive guidance on ergonomics, technique and accuracy.

Or Typaz Professional

For those needing high proficiency at touch-typing and keyboard skills. The course lasts up to 40 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials.

Audio Transcription

Audio Transcription is a valuable skill to gain, with applications in many industry sectors. This course will help you learn how to operate audio transcribing equipment and become proficient in document transcription.

Word

Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible.

Or Word Expert

This training in Microsoft Word will propel your Word skills forward to an advanced level. Over several lessons, you’ll become confident in a range of Word’s more sophisticated features.

Excel

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Over a series of self-paced lessons you’ll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much more.

Or Excel Expert

Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level. Over a series of self-paced lessons you’ll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions.

Outlook

This flexible study Outlook course takes you through everything you need to use this popular email system as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments, to tasks and folders.

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers.

Elective Courses (choose one)

  • Successful Meetings and Minutes
  • Speedwriting
  • Health and Safety Essentials
  • PowerPoint
  • Word Expert

(Alternative subjects may be chosen if more suitable to your existing skills and career.)

Course Overview

Aims and Objectives

The Medical Secretarial Diploma offers you the best of both worlds – business and medical. Not only will you get the highest level of skills required to work for a commercial firm, you’ll also get the specialist expertise required to work within the medical profession. You’ll gain excellent IT skills and become proficient in medical terminology, medical audio transcription and medical word processing.

Career Path

Gaining this qualification will help you gain a job as a Medical Secretary. If you’re keen to progress your career you could look to work in a GP practice where you could aim to become a Practice Manager or, if you prefer to work in the NHS environment, further management training could lead to an Administration Management position.

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites required.

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