Project Description

Medical Secretary

Round Zero Icon5M-Business Faculty

PLSS Code: 283663
Coordinator: Miriam Monahan

Do you see yourself working in a medical administration environment? Medical Secretaries are highly skilled individuals who are always in high demand by employers. This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skill and competence in medical terminology.

You will also learn about the administration and front-line reception duties for a medical receptionist or secretarial role in a medical practice, clinic and or hospital setting. Our Medical Secretary course will lead you to possible careers in a wide range of contexts, including public and private medical practice. You will also have options for progression to Higher Education courses.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Learn essential medical terminology
  • Develop practical IT skills
  • Highly experienced office administration teaching team
  • Opportunities for business links
  • Work placement in a medical environment
  • Excellent progression routes and employment opportunities

Course Content

  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Information & Administration
  • Medical Terminology
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Text Production
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Business Administration

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Medical Secretary GP Practices & Medical Centres
  • Clerical Admin in Public & Private Hospitals
  • Administrator in Medical & General Contexts
  • Customer Service Roles
  • Level 6 Advanced Business Administration at Carlow Institute
  • Higher Education Courses
  • Business Administration
  • medical-secretary

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Office Administration 5M1997

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)


Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Apply before 29 April 2020 for the opportunity of an early interview, Early interviews normally take place in May.

Apply before August 2020 for a later interview. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place - only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.

Note: This is a full-time course.