Medical Clerk - 991
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.
If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Lisa has taught a variety of courses including Basic Word, Investigative Procedures, Automated Hospital Systems, and Medical Terminology 1. Lisa has over twenty years of experience in the Medical field and has worked in the Cardiology, OB/GYN, and Infectious Diseases departments. Lisa has worked in the Gastroenterology department as a Medical Administrative Assistant for the last thirteen years at McMaster University. Lisa enjoys bringing her real life work situations to the classroom and providing examples so students are able to relate what she is teaching to the jobs students are working toward.
Sarah has taught both Medical Terminology 1 and 2 courses at Mohawk College. Sarah is a Mohawk Alumni as she completed her Office Administration-Medical diploma and Teaching the Adult Learner Certificate at Mohawk College. Sarah has worked in the medical office setting in a few roles including positions in the Intensive Care Unit and the Critical Care Unit at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Sarah is currently working in Perioperative Services at Hamilton Health Sciences as their Program Administrator for the Operating Room, Post-Anesthetic Care Unit, Same Day Surgery Unit and Pre-operative Clinic. Sarah won the Perioperative Services Excellence Award for her tremendous work.
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.
|Approximately 16 to 30 months|
~$425 per course + textbooks
|Intakes||Fall, Winter, Spring|
|Application Process||Students can register without applying|
Medical Terminology 1 must be taken before Medical Terminology 2. The remaining courses may be taken in any order.
|Course Code||Course Name||Fall||Winter||Spring|
|OADMOA323||Medical Terminology 1||Online||Online||Online|
|OADMOA324||Medical Terminology 2||Online||Online||Online|
|HSCI10002||Medical Conditions for Medical Office Professionals||Online||Online||Online|
|HSCI10024||Pharmacology for the Medical Office||Online||Online||Online|
|HSCI10025||Understanding Medical Tests for Medical Office Staff||Online||Online||Online|
|HSCI10026||Understanding Surgical Procedures for Medical Office Staff||Online||Online||Online|
|COMM10021||Working And Communicating in A Medical Setting||Online||Online||Online|
Admission & Registration
- 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.
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
Medical clerks are also referred to as ward, unit, or floor secretaries, assistants, or administrative assistants
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 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.
This entire Program of Studies has 7 courses and courses are approximately 5-10 hours of work per week. Every course in this program is offered every semester. For more information on our annual course offering schedule, please view this link.
NOTE: Medical Terminology II – Pronunciation is not equivalent to Medical Terminology 2 – OADMOA324
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|Register||COMM10021||Working And Communicating In A Medical Setting||36.00|
|Register||HSCI10002||Medical Conditions for Medical Office Professionals||45.00|
|Register||HSCI10024||Pharmacology for the Medical Office||45.00|
|Register||HSCI10025||Understanding Medical Tests for Medical Office Staff||36.00|
|Register||HSCI10026||Understanding Surgical Procedures for Medical Office Staff||36.00|
|Register||OADMOA323||Medical Terminology 1||42.00|
|Register||OADMOA324||Medical Terminology 2||36.00|
- 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.
Continuing Education at Mohawk
Students can take just one or as many courses in the Program of Studies as they would like. If students complete all required courses from the Program of Studies, they can apply for the certificate. For further information on our Continuing Education programs click here. For information on credentials and how they differ from one another click here.
- Zoom is online software used within E-Learn (purchase not required) that allows students to interact with their instructors face-to-face online
- Interaction can be in the form of asking questions, troubleshooting assignments, and / or getting to know one another at a more personable level.
- These zoom sessions last about one hour, and they are generally done once a week during a weekday evening.
- Attending these sessions is optional and they are recorded so students can view them whenever convenient
With Continuing Education, each course is priced individually and students only pay for the course(s) they choose to register for. For financial assistance related inquiries please click here or contact 1-844-767-6871. Keep in mind, course prices do not include textbook fees. Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks
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