Health Administration

Course Description

14881 - OFFICE ADMINISTRATION AWARD (5M1997) ONE YEAR

Whitehall College of Further Education has a long history of delivering this course.  The programme was designed in conjunction with Medical Administration personnel from some of our major hospitals. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to successfully gain employment in medical administrative settings.  The course includes the modules Medical Terminology and Audio Transciption.  Classes are held in the mornings.  The College has a well established work experience programme where learners have the opportunity to complete their work placement in medical/healthcare settings.

Course Content

  • Medical Terminology
  • Audio Transcription
  • Information and Administration
  • Reception and Front Office Skills
  • Database
  • Spreadsheet Mehtods
  • Text Production
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Please note that the combination of components outlined above may be subject to revision.

Please note that due to the impact Covid-19 this course may include elements of blended learning.

Certification

QQI Office Administration Award: 5M1997

Progression / Employment

Students who successfully complete this programme will be able to apply for suitable positions in medical/hospital administration settings.  Experience of these will be gained during work experience periods.  

Students will also be eligible to apply for places in Third Level Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.  Links to third level from Office Administration 5M1997

Entry Requirements

Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. Applications are welcome from mature students or those with appropriate work experience.  All entry is subject to interview.  Garda Vetting will be completed at course registration.
Note: A test in English Language competency will form part of the interview process.

Applicants will be asked for one written reference, copy EU Passport or GNIB card or Irish Residence Permit or Labour Market Permission letter