Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals GPT501 (Nationally Accredited)

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Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals GPT501 (Nationally Accredited):

Elearning (online) with a 4 week period to complete. You can stop and start the course whenever and wherever you wish. We can extend the finish date on request if you would like longer to complete the course.

Medical terminology is at the heart of healthcare, whether NHS or private, and is used in every speciality. If you are keen to work as a ward clerk, admin assistant, secretary, receptionist, manager or employed in any administrative grade, the chances are that you will need a good grasp of medical terminology to do your job effectively.

This nationally recognised Certificate in Medical Terminology can help you advance your career in healthcare. You'll gain a firm grasp of medical and scientific terms used on a day-to-day basis in hospitals, GP surgeries and other medical settings, with a formal qualification to show your skills you could take on more responsibility at work or open up a range of new job opportunities.

You'll also gain the skills to communicate effectively and manage staff, processes and healthcare resources at all levels.

The course comprehensively covers the key components to building medical terms and provides and easy and effective method to the “language of healthcare professionals”

The course has between 3 and 6 MCQ at the end of each module. You can immediately re-sit the questions for each module if required.

All modules are supported with an extensive range of resource material which is free to download at any time during the course. A Home Study Pack is an integral part of the course structure. On completion the delegate will immediately be able to download a pass certificate. (Accredited certificate will be posted within 8 weeks).

The nationally recognised and accredited certificate (awarded by the Open College Network (OCN Credit4Learning)) can be added to any other existing credit values (cumulative credits), and these may also count towards other similar college or university courses.

Is this course for me?
You currently work or intend to work in any healthcare establishment or organisation and you are likely to use or read medical terminology as part of your work.

This includes (but not limited to):

  • Allied Healthcare Professionals (Phlebotomists, Physiotherapists, etc.)
  • Care Support Workers and Healthcare Assistants
  • GP Practice staff
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Medical Officer Managers
  • Medical Records Department Staff
  • Clinical Team Secretaries
  • Community Health Specialists
  • Medical Students
  • Dieticians, Radiologists and Biomedical Technologists
  • Clerical Staff working in the NHS, General, Academic,
  • Private Practice and Primary Care.
  • Anyone who is interested in learning the “language of the medical profession”

A FREE Comprehensive Medical Terminology Dictionary (480 pages, 16,000 medical terms - digital download) is provided to all students enrolling on this course.

Additional entry requirements

No previous healthcare experience or qualifications required. A basic knowledge of English language is assumed.

Awarding body

OCN Credit4Learning

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course reference: GPT501 (use this when contacting provider)

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3 5
April 2017

I found the course quite easy to complete and navigate through the 10 modules and all the course material was helpful but I did find that there was not a lot of substance prior to taking each module and therefore some of the questions answered were educated guess work and although I passed first attempt it was not due to knowledge gained which came afterwards when I researched where I had gone wrong within each module. I am still waiting for my official certificate after completing the course some 5 or 6 weeks ago.

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