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Statement of Attainment in Medical Terminology and Confidentiality

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Overview About this course

Advance your administration career with this short course and gain the skills to work in medical administration. Learn how to use medical terminology and abbreviations in oral and written communications and enhance your career opportunities.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Interpret written and oral instructions using medical terminology

  • Identify and use appropriate abbreviations for medical terms

  • Use appropriate medical terminology in oral and written communication

  • Follow confidentiality, privacy and security procedures to store patient records

  • Securely store drugs, equipment and other materials potentially posing a work health and safety (WHS) threat

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • Credit toward a full qualification

  • Confidence to use medical terminology in oral and written communications

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Access to a computer and a reasonable internet connection

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: medical receptionist, clinic administrator, health administrator, nursing administrator, medical records officer and dental administrator.

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Medical Terminology and Confidentiality does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment BSBMED305

  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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