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Secretarial studies in a
medical environment

Program’s objectives

To develop the necessary skills for the transcription and production of medical documents containing general terms in human biology, using general medical terminology and cellular activity, human body functions, movement and Nervous system, and produce medical documents.

Develop the skills needed to communicate and interact in the workplace.

To develop the necessary skills for the reception of users and the preparation and follow-up of their file. Develop the skills needed to manage medical supplies and accounting operations related to medical procedures.

This specialization teaches you the necessary notions to successfully occupy a position in the medical field.

By participating in the required activities of the learning context according to the indicated criteria, the students will be able to determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process. Be familiar with the nature of the occupation, Understand the education plan. Understand the structure of the health care system and related organizations. Confirm their career choice.

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must transcribe texts containing general human biology terms in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Based on a manuscript of about three pages, containing approximately 50 different general biology terms, including usage and spelling difficulties in terms related to anatomy, pharmacology and diagnostic methods. Without class notes. Using a dictionary of medical terms, a CPS (Centrale des professionnelles et profefessionels de la santé) atlas of anatomy, an English dictionary and an English grammar. Using a personal computer and word-processing software.

To demonstrate the required competency, the student must transcribe texts containing general medical terminology and the terminology of cellular activity in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Based on a recorded dictation of about two typed, double-spaced pages and containing about 50 different medical terms. Using a personal computer, dictation/transcription software, word-processing software, CPS dictionary of medical terms, English dictionary and an English grammar. Without class nots.

By participating in the required activities of the learning context according to the indicated criteria, the students will be able to interact in the workplace. During this module, the students will become aware of the importance of professional ethics and the quality of interpersonal relations. Apply interpersonal-relationship and stress-management techniques appropriate to the workplace. Become aware of their strengths and limitations in their ways of interacting in the workplace.

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must perform tasks related to patient visits in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Based on written case studies covering the greeting and follow-up of patients with various types of health problems, Using a personal computer, software program designed for managing medical records and making appointments. Using legal texts related to the medical field, various documents and forms related to medical record, dictionary of medical terms and a CPS dictionary. Without class notes.

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must transcribe texts containing terminology related to the functions of human body in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Based on two medical documents, each one approximately two typed, double-spaced pages, tape-recorded, and containing a total of about 75 different terms related to the functions of the human body. Based on recordings containing background noises and dictated in a variable tone and pace. Using a personal computer, dictation/transcription software, word-processing software, CPS dictionary of medical terms, an English dictionary and grammar.  Without class notes.

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must transcribe texts containing terminology related to movement and the nervous system in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Based on two medical documents, each one approximately two typed, double-spaced pages, tape-recorded, and containing a total of about 50 different terms related to movement and the nervous system. Based on recording containing background noises and dictated by doctors in the work environment of a health care institution. Using dictation/transcription software, personal computer, CPS dictionary and a dictionary of medical terms. Without class notes.

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must produce documents of a medical nature in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Based on recorded texts of three different medical documents, on recordings containing background noises and dictated by doctors in the work environment of an health care facility. Using a personal computer, dictation/transcription software, word-processing software, CPS dictionary and a dictionary of medical terms, an English dictionary and grammar. Using law texts related to the medical field. Without class notes.

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must carry out activities related to the management of medical supplies in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Based on an inventory context and the handling of medical supplies, a simulated situation for handling hazardous materials, a simulation of the danger of contamination by biomedical waste. Using order forms, medical supplies and empty container of hazardous material.

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must carry out accounting tasks related to medical services in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Preparation of paper and electronic billing forms for medical services. Based on various records of the medical services performed by different doctors. Using a personal computer, a general practitioner’s manual, a specialist’s manual, a directory of diagnoses, a CPS dictionary and a dictionary of medical terms.

By participating in the required activities of the learning context according to the indicated criteria the students will be able to enter the work force. Become familiar with the tasks performed in a health care facility. Carry out activities related to the occupation of medical secretary. Review their training in relation to the requirements of the occupation.

  • 450 hours program

Conditions of admission

A candidate must hold a DEP in secretarial studies
OR
Is recognized as equivalent learning.
OR
The person is engaged in a trade or profession related to that program of study.