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Durham College Certificate
This certificate program prepares you for the challenging and rewarding career of providing clerical and administrative support for a hospital unit or health care institution. Through this program, you will develop office management and business communications skills for the healthcare environment, and will acquire a thorough understanding of information reporting, medical terminology, medical conditions, pharmacology, surgical procedures and medical tests. You will also learn to set up records for new patients, transcribe physicians' orders from patient records, prepare requisition forms for laboratory tests, record patient diagnoses on the appropriate medical forms, and arrange for the transfer of patients within a unit or to other units. The program focuses on the development of strong office support skills with a particular emphasis on interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Program Of Study
Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.
Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year. Note: Before beginning this credential, please be advised that one or more courses in this program are not MAC compatible.
Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning office at email@example.com or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:
Potential career and industry options may include:
Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052
If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.
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