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Ward Clerk Certificate

Program Overview

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Spring
School: Continuing Education - Business
Program Number: 163
Delivery: Online
Accreditation: Mohawk College Certificate

Program Description

This program is designed to provide the training necessary to obtain the basic skills to be employed as a hospital ward clerk/secretary. All courses are available online. Medical keyboarding (KEYB10005) is strongly recommended to increase your employment opportunities.

Benefits/Highlights

  • Ensures medical records, laboratory reports, radiological images, and other patient records are properly completed and secured, but readily available to physicians, nurses and other health care providers
  • Has a critical role in ensuring optimal and safe patient care, enabling medical and nursing staff to do their work efficiently and in compliance with hospital policies and procedures
  • Ward clerks perform clerical work at the nurse's station of a hospital or nursing unit allowing nurses to spend more time on patient care

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including Grade 12 English comprehension, reading and writing, or equivalency
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience in the health care setting is always an asset
  • Medical Keyboarding (KEYB10005) is recommended

How to Register

Click here to discover our many ways to register.

Program of Studies

Click on the course title for a course description.

NOTE: Medical Terminology II – Pronunciation is not equivalent to Medical Terminology 2 – OADMOA324

How do I apply to Graduate?

When you receive your final grades for all the courses in the program, you may apply for your Certificate. Click here for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand the language and terminology of a health-care setting and gain proficiency in medical terminology pronunciation
  • Students will understand common medical conditions and medical test
  • Students will develop an understanding of how drugs work, drug classifications, methods of administration and the major drug groups affecting various body systems
  • Students will develop knowledge of common surgical procedures to educate patients about appropriate pre-and post-surgery requirements
  • Communication skills will be enhanced with an emphasis on verbal and nonverbal communication

Career Outcomes

Industries of Employment:

With the skills and knowledge you will receive in these courses, you will be eligible to work in:

  • Doctors' offices
  • Health clinics
  • Health care organizations
  • Hospitals

Occupational Categories:

Ward clerks are also referred to as ward, unit, or floor secretaries, assistants, or administrative assistants

FAQs

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