1Course Overview

Medical and Clinical Administration Level 3

Course code: ABC006

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Learn everything you need to know about medical and clinical administration, from home!

Clinical and medical administrators work within a variety of medical settings, from hospitals and doctors' surgeries, to physiotherapy clinics and dental practices. The role requires a high level of ability and professionalism, as well as sensitivity to confidential information, vulnerable patients and their specific needs.

This course will provide you with a broad knowledge of working within medical and clinical administration, so giving you a excellent foundation to begin a career in clinical and medical administration. This course is also ideal for those currently employed in medical and clinical environments who want to further enhance their professional knowledge and skills.

At the beginning of the course you will develop a sound awareness of the professional, legal and ethical aspects of the role. You will then have the chance to study the applied practice of working in a clinical environment, the information technology used in the role and the ethos of service user care. A broad knowledge of different care services and how they are integrated will provide you with an excellent professional foundation to work  in any medical or clinical administrative role.

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

You choose whether you want to study this course online or as a paper based hard copy. All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or online, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

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2Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1: Structure, Law and Ethics
  • Key legislative governance within administrative contexts
  • Principles of medical ethics
  • NHS frameworks and governance
  • Quality assurance processes within the administrative context
Unit 2: Service user care
  • The service user-centred approach
  • Communication methods and skills related to service user care
  • The principles of quality practice and its scope
  • Key administrative and reception skills
Unit 3: The clinical environment
  • Hygienic working practices
  • Risk assessment related to safe working practice
  • First aid principles for safe working practice
  • How aggression and violence are dealt with in a clinical environment
Unit 4: Information technology
  • The main principles of computer operation and use
  • The processes involved in electronic medicine
  • The principles of information management technology
  • Key software used in medical and clinical administration practice
Unit 5: Primary and private care services
  • Key administrative and reception skills required to work in primary care contexts
  • Practice funding and finance issues
  • Roles within the primary health care team
  • Private medical practice and associated administrative skills
Unit 6: Secondary care services
  • Appointments and admission processes
  • Roles and responsibilities within a typical hospital team
  • How clinical audits are carried out
  • How medical records and case notes are recorded, stored and used
3Other Information

Assessment

The Medical and Clinical Administration course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our award-winning tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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