Medical Administration PDA

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What is special about this course?

This professional development award is aimed at those either already working in a medical administration role or with administrative experience and aims to further develop knowledge and experience gained from the workplace.

This award will develop the competencies required to carry out administrative roles, at intermediate / senior level, within medical administration posts meeting the needs of both private and public sector organisations.

Entry requirements

  • Communication and ICT Core Skills at level 5 minimum
  • Experience in an administrative role
  • Applicants will attend an interview, either face-to-face or by telephone

Year 1 - PDA

Mandatory units are:

  • IT in business - word processing and presentation applications (2 HN credits)
  • Medical terminology for administration staff (2 HN credits)
  • Hospital patient administration (1 HN credits)

You will also choose three option units which may include:

  • Legal protection of NHS Scotland patient data (1 HN credit)
  • Creating a culture of customer care  (1 HN credit)
  • IT in business - spreadsheets  (1 HN credit)
  • IT in business - databases  (1 HN credit)
  • Work placement  (1 HN credit)

How will I study my course?

  • Part time (unstructured)

You will study through a combination of face-to-face lectures in the classroom and online learning via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE).


How long will my course last?


Duration is flexible. Each units is approximately 40 hours of study.


Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September
  • January

Fees

 

How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Administration role in GP practice, hospital or business.

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress from the PDA award to complete the full HNC Administration and Information Management

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Medical Administration PDA

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2018 or Aug/Sep 2018 or Jan/Feb 2019

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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