Medical Clerk - 991

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Learn the intricacies of becoming a Medical Clerk!
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Overview

Central to the smooth function of a medical institution, including doctors’ offices, health clinics and other health care organizations, Medical Clerks are good communicators, have a high attention to detail and are excellent typists.

Learn the basics of common medical conditions, communicating effectively in a medical setting, proper medical terminology, including spelling and pronunciation, and gain an understanding of medical tests and surgical procedures.

Led by instructors with industry expertise, courses in this program are offered in a flexible, part-time, online and interactive format that may include face-to-face live video conferencing, allowing you to learn in an engaging environment, without interrupting your current employment.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Program Contact
Continuing Education Health and Nursing
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • 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

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Business.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

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

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Develop your communication skills, with emphasis on verbal and nonverbal communication, communication systems, ethical behaviour, confidentiality, stress and time management, hospital organization and human relations.
Credits: 3
Course description: Examine common medical conditions and review pertinent anatomy and physiology. Consider the relationship of aging on the body’s systems. Open to those currently working in healthcare or those interested in this career direction.
Credits: 3
Course description: Develop an understanding of how drugs work, drug classifications, methods of administration, and the major drug groups affecting the various body systems. Of interest to those currently employed, or aspiring to employment, in health related areas.
Credits: 3
Course description: Enhance your understanding of the nature, purpose and requirements of common medical tests to assist patients before, during and after testing. Intended for current medical office staff or those interested in this career. Recommended prerequisite: OADMOA323 or HSCI10003.
Credits: 3
Course description: Develop knowledge of common surgical procedures to educate patients about appropriate pre and post-surgery requirements. Intended for those currently employed as medical office professionals or those interested in this career. Recommended prerequisite: OADMOA323 or HSCI10003.
Credits: 3
Course description: Demonstrate an understanding of terms and concepts related to the essentials of disease and diagnosis. Build and define medical terms related to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the body.
Credits: 3
Course description:
Prerequisites: OADMOA323 or OADM10020

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Program Length

Approximately 16 to 30 months
Cost

~$400 per course + textbooks

Intakes Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process Students can register without applying, see Admission & Registration tab

 

Medical Terminology 1 must be taken before Medical Terminology 2. The remaining courses may be taken in any order.

Course Code Course Name

Fall

(Sep to Dec)

Winter

(Jan to Apr)

Spring

(May to Aug)

OADMOA323 Medical Terminology 1 eLearn eLearn eLearn
OADMOA324 Medical Terminology 2 eLearn eLearn eLearn
HSCI10002 Medical Conditions for Medical Office Professionals OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
HSCI10024 Pharmacology for the Medical Office OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
HSCI10025 Understanding Medical Tests for Medical Office Staff OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
HSCI10026 Understanding Surgical Procedures for Medical Office Staff OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
COMM10021 Working And Communicating in A Medical Setting OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
Getting Started

Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Access Mohawk Email
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.

Courses in this program are delivered through both eLearn, Mohawk's Learning Management System, and OntarioLearn.  Reference the Continuing Education catalogue or the Course Schedule tab to determine course delivery.

Access eLearn
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to eLearn. Visit the Getting Started - eLearn Guide for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in eLearn until the scheduled start date.

Access OntarioLearn
Visit www.ontariolearn.com to access your course. Visit the OntarioLearn Course page for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

Find your Textbook
Use the Mohawk College Textbook Search to find your course materials.

Explore Student Services available 

Online learning courses provide you with the opportunity to learn online, anywhere, at your convenience!  You can study at home or at work - wherever you like, whenever you like, within a predetermined time frame.

Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

Visit the eLearn Course page for registration information and a step-by-step guide to get started. Please note your course will not appear in eLearn until the scheduled start date.

Visit the OntarioLearn Course page to discover how to get started on OntarioLearn. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

Visit Exams for Online Courses for everything you need to know about booking and writing your online learning exam.

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.

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

Occupational Categories

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