Nursing Unit Clerk

College-Approved Certificate (6 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 1804X07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

Looking for a challenging career providing clerical and administrative support for a hospital unit or healthcare institution? This College Certificate program provides students with the essential office management and business communication skills required to work in a healthcare environment. Students gain a thorough understanding of medical terminology, medical conditions, pharmacology, surgical procedures and medical testing techniques.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for individuals who:

  • Possess good computer and wordprocessing skills.
  • Enjoy working in a healthcare setting.
  • Possess verbal and non-verbal communications.
  • Enjoy aspects of pharmacology and diagnostic testing.

Your Career

Graduates may seek entry-level positions in hospitals, doctors' offices, long-term care facilities, healthcare agencies and personal care organizations.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Sandy Miller, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 7349 or millers@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
HLT000842.0Medical TerminologyOnline Learning Online Learning
HLT000936.0Pharmacology for Medical Office ProfessionalsBlank Icon Online Learning
HLT001036.0Medical Conditions for Medical Office ProfessionalsBlank Icon Online Learning
HLT005630.0Working and Communicating in a Medical SettingBlank Icon Online Learning
HLT001936.0Understanding Medical Tests for Medical Office StaffBlank Icon Online Learning
HLT004436.0Understanding Surgical Procedures for Medical Office StaffBlank Icon Online Learning

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HLT0008 Medical Terminology

Develop the language required to communicate effectively in a medical setting. Medical terminology, word structure, as well as diagnostic procedures and pharmacology related to twelve body systems are studied.

HLT0009 Pharmacology for Medical Office Professionals

This course will assist in developing an understanding of how drugs work, drug classifications, methods of administration and the major drug groups affecting the various body systems. This course is open to people currently employed or aspiring to employment in health related areas.

HLT0010 Medical Conditions for Medical Office Professionals

Students are introduced to important concepts related to human diseases. The most common diseases and disorders of each body system are presented along with a review of the anatomy and physiology pertinent to the content. Additionally, the effects of aging on the system and the relationship of aging to disease are presented. This course is open to people currently employed in health related areas or to those who hope to do so in the future.

HLT0056 Working and Communicating in a Medical Setting

Learn theory and techniques for successful verbal and non-verbal communication and effective work skills, including communication systems, ethical behaviour, confidentiality, stress and time management, hospital organization, human relations.

HLT0019 Understanding Medical Tests for Medical Office Staff

Designed for medical office professionals to assist in developing an understanding of common medical tests related to a wide variety of body systems. This course provides knowledge in the area of medical testing to help the student educate the patient in relation to the description and purpose of the test, preparation of the patient before the test, with care during and after the test, end expected results. Risks, complications, and special concerns are covered. This course is open to people currently employed in health related areas or hope to do so in the future.

HLT0044 Understanding Surgical Procedures for Medical Office Staff

This course has been designed for medical office professionals to assist in developing an understanding of common surgical procedures related to a wide variety of body systems. Knowledge in the area of surgical procedures help the student to educate the patient prior to and after surgery, what to anticipate, and expected results. This course is open to people currently employed in health related areas or hope to do so in the future.