Parttime Classroom Business and administration and law

NR Medical Terminology L5

Objectives of the Programme Module
 To facilitate the learner to develop proficiency in analyzing, constructing, recognizing, spelling and pronouncing medical terminology.
 To facilitate the learner to use medical terminology appropriately and professionally within the communication process and systems of healthcare.
 To enable the learner to explore legislative policies associated with the healthcare services and the sources of information available to the medical secretary.
 To facilitate the learner to develop writing and organisational skills in the preparation of medical reports.
 To assist the learner in developing the academic and vocational language and literacy skills related to Medical Terminology through the medium of the indicative content.
 To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning.

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
Text Production Text Production (5N1422) QQI
Information And Administration Information & Administration (5N1389) QQI
Word Processing Word Processing (5N1358) QQI
Contact Centre Skills Contact Centre Skills (5N1361) QQI
Medical Terminology – 5N2428 Medical Terminology (5N2428) QQI
Learners will be able to:
1. Examine a range of medical terminology required by a medical receptionist or secretary within a general medical practice and or specialist medical practice context.
2. Explore current relevant legislation regarding Health Services in Ireland.
3. Describe the sources of information available to the medical receptionist or secretary.
4. Examine the importance of using correct medical terminology in communicating with patients and medical practitioners.
5. Apply medical pronunciation and spelling correctly.
6. Define medical abbreviations used in medical investigations and diagnosis.
7. Define medical terminology associated with the medical specialities carried out in a large general hospital.
8. Define medical terms used in medical reports and summaries.
9. Use correct medical terminology in a wide range of specialities; when dealing with both patients and medical practitioners.
10. Assemble and prepare X-ray reports.
11. Prepare final medical reports; ensuring the use of appropriate terminology, language and format.


New Ross BTEI


Michael Street FET Centre, Michael Street, New Ross, Y34 N799

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville