Program Description

Correct definition, spelling and pronunciation of medical terminology is vital to work in a health care setting. Through completion of this series of two courses, students will gain understandings of various medical terms related to disease and diagnosis, anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body, oncology and psychiatry.

Led by instructors who are industry professionals, 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. These sessions are recorded for those unable to attend live.

Interested in learning more about this program?
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Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

Basic computer and keyboarding skills are recommended.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.


Academic Opportunities

For those looking to continue their studies, these courses can also be applied towards the Medical Clerk Certificate and the Medical Transcription Certificate.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Clerk - almost all departments in a hospital have a front-line Business Clerk 
  • Booking Clerk - to book surgeries, procedures etc.
  • Scheduler
  • Various Administrative Assistant positions
  • Program Assistant
  • Medical Secretary - usually for a Surgeon or Physician’s office
  • Ward Clerk

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

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Program Contact

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Completion Requirement

2 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current 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 email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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