Parttime Classroom Business and administration and law

EY Medical Terminology L5

Aim of the Programme Module
The aim of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the range
of medical terminology applicable and relevant specifically to a medical receptionist or secretarial
role in a medical practice, clinic and or hospital context.

Target Award

QQI Office Administration – 5M1997

Start Date: 02-09-2024 Hours/week: 04 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 15 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.?

CERFL proficiency at B2?for access to Level 5 courses?for those whose first language is not English?

Mature learner?entry requirements?available?via the local ETB pathway?

Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA?Applicants?and may be subject to full international fees?(Please refer to Information for International Learners)?

*Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)?

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.?

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and?competencies?relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.?

Module Award Body
Medical Terminology Medical Terminology (5N2428) QQI
Learners will be able to:
Examine a range of medical terminology required by a medical receptionist or secretary within a
general medical practice and or specialist medical practice context.
Explore current relevant legislation regarding Health Services in Ireland.
Describe the sources of information available to the medical receptionist or secretary.
Examine the importance of using correct medical terminology in communicating with patients
and medical practitioners.
Apply medical pronunciation and spelling correctly.
Define medical abbreviations used in medical investigations and diagnosis.
Define medical terminology associated with the medical specialities carried out in a large general
Define medical terms used in medical reports and summaries.
Use correct medical terminology in a wide range of specialities; when dealing with both patients
and medical practitioners.
Assemble and prepare X-ray reports.
Prepare final medical reports; ensuring the use of appropriate terminology, language and


Countywide Wexford BTEI


Enniscorthy FETC, Gonzaga House, Weafer Street, Enniscorthy


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville