Course Listing For Health Unit Coordinator
In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.
Course Code: COMP-1000
This course provides the learner with the skills to demonstrate competency in the construction of clear concise sentences for the purpose of creating professional correspondence in the medical office. Focus will be placed on grammar, punctuation, proofreading, editing, and spelling.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1000
Develop standardized formatting techniques used in the production of general and medical documents as well as editing skills to produce error-free documents. Learn file management techniques, file creation and mailing procedures for documentation.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1015
Medical Terminology and Anatomy I
Study the structural elements that form medical terms. Learn to recognize and define structural elements and then to link these together to define medical terms. Develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the various systems that form the body as well as diseases, pathologies, diagnostic tools and outcomes, and treatments. Increase the language tools needed to be able to read and understand medical documentation.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1020
Office Procedures I
Learn the basic procedures and tasks performed by clerical and secretarial office staff. Develop the ability to perform a broad variety of frontline office activities and entry level clinical skills needed to assist patients and the physician.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1030
Professional and Personal Development
Explore the elements of professionalism and customer service in the health care environment. Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills to explore interpersonal competencies with relation to positive work relationships, conflict resolution, ethical dilemmas, and personal management competencies.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1045
Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy Development - Beginner
Develop ten-finger control of the keyboard at the intuitive, reflex level. Learn to use speed and accuracy development tools and techniques to build keyboarding competency.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1050
Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy Development - Intermediate
Develop speed and accuracy, building on the intuitive, reflex competencies developed in the beginner course. Advance the application of speed and accuracy development tools and techniques to enhance and improve stroke rate and accuracy.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1060
On-the-Job-Training (OJT) is an essential part of student learning. The OJT provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their competencies, gain confidence and build on the skills acquired during formal instruction. Through OJT students are exposed to the professional standards, routines and demands of the job which assists them in making career choices. Students are expected through the application of their skills on the job to "add value back" to the employer. The OJT is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain valuable experience and first-hand knowledge of the realities of the job.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1070
Office Procedures II
Build upon the office skills gained in Office Procedures I by learning procedures and duties that extend beyond the front line. Explore the relationship between an individual's attitude and adaptability and the ability to respond to changes in technology and the workplace.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1110
Medical Terminology and Anatomy II
Building on the knowledge gained in Medical Terminology and Anatomy I, further develop the language tools needed to be able to read and understand medical documentation. Learn to recognize and define structural elements that form medical terms and then to link these together to define the medical terms. Linking terms to anatomical elements lead to a better understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the various systems that form the body and of the diseases, pathologies, diagnostic tools and outcomes, and treatments.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1120
Pharmacological Terms and References
Develop the ability to recognize drug terms and prescription information while transcribing a variety of medical reports. Learn text and online resources for confirming the spelling and usage of drug and medication terms, as well as medication and prescription related abbreviations. Apply the learning gained in this course to transcribe physician orders and completing pharmacy orders as ward clerks and to complete drug and medication data for the patient history and record.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1140
Health Unit Coordinator Clinical I - The Hospital Environment and the Ward Clerk
Gain an understanding of the hospital and nursing unit environment and functions of the ward clerk position. Learn to coordinate the activities and documentation related to patient care and treatment within the various departments and units within the hospital. Study the procedures related to patient care and how they link with each department.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1190
Health Unit Coordinator Clinical II - The Patient Chart and Transcription of Physician Orders
Study the standardized set up of an inpatient chart. Examine the documents captured within an inpatient chart, their location and order, and how that patient chart is prepared, worked with and then archived. Following the policies and procedures outlined under the Administration and Procedures manual, identify the processes and functions related to transcribing orders for the various departments. Learn appropriate documentation and forms required in transcribing the physician's orders on patient care.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1200
Health Unit Coordinator Clinical III - Transcribing Physician Orders - Special Applications
Learn to transcribe physician orders related to specialized departments and interventions. Study the functions and procedures related to these orders, the documents or forms required and where those documents are placed within the chart.
Course Code: MEDSUP-1210
PEI Occupational Health and Safety
An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.
Course Code: SAFE-1005