Medical Office Administrator (Business Administration)

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QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration – 5M2468.

Mallow Campus has put together a unique choice of business and office courses with enhanced specialisations.

With the essential skills for employment in a healthcare setting, as a Medical Secretary graduate you will work in administrative and front office roles in either public or private sector medicine. You will have excellent communications skills, handle correspondence, facilitate patients and professionals, arrange and schedule appointments, bill patients and insurance companies, compile medical charts and reports, and order supplies.

Achieve excellent general employment and office skills, a proficiency in the complete range of Microsoft Office applications, and specialise in frontline reception skills, business, bookkeeping, anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology. You will also have the opportunity to recover a problem Leaving Certificate maths grade with an optional Level 5 maths within your timetable.

With your QQI level 5 Business Administration award you can also continue on your progression route to study commerce and other qualifications at CIT and UCC.

Join our excellent graduate employment record and reputation for excellence.

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration – 5M2468.
Format Full-time. September 2024 to May 2025.
Location Onsite at Mallow Campus.
Timetable Hours between Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 15:30.
Requirements No CAO required (Leaving Cert./LCA/equivalent for under 23s). Application review discussion.
Starting Classes start the week of Monday the 16th of September 2024.
Fees  
Contact info@mallowcampus.ie or call 022-43309
Applications Applications open. Places available. No deposit required to start your application.

Career Prospects

  • Administration in banking, insurance, solicitors, and travel industries. +
  • Clerical work in health services and local authorities. +
  • General secretarial and office administration in doctor’s or dental surgeries. +
  • Receptionist. +

Course Contents

QQI Component Title

Award Code

Credits

Business Administration Skills

5N1610

15

Work Experience and Communications

5N1356/5N0690

15

Medical Terminology

5N2428

15

Payroll Manual and Computerised

5N1546

15

Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised

5N1354

15

Spreadhseet Methods

5N1977

15

Anatomy and Physiology

5N0749

15

Word Processing

5N1358

15

  • Socrates Medical Package: Socrates software is a medical records system for a General Practice. It is used by Irish GPs. Our Socrates course which is certified by the Mallow College of Further Education includes the management of patient files and the addition of new patients, managing the appointment system for the practice.  It includes organising the waiting room and consultations of patients once they arrive at the practice, printing repeat prescriptions and referral letter as well as billing and fee management functions.  
  • Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.

Calendar

One year. Full-time. Class timetables to follow in September, and subject to change. 

Erasmus+

50 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ to another European country for 2 weeks. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an application review discussion. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Certification

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the College in September.

Progressions

Advance to QQI level 6 Business at Mallow Campus. Use your full QQI award to progress to degrees in Business Administration, Business, Business Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Tourism & Marketing. For more links and detailed information on how to use your Mallow Campus qualification go to mallowcampus.ie/progressions.

A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for C