Medical Secretary (Level 5)


This course gives students the skills necessary to work in a medical administration environment or in general administration.


One year, full time.


  • Information and Administration (5N1389)
  • Text Production (5N1422)
  • Word Processing (5N1358)
  • Database Methods (5N0783)
  • Medical Terminology (5N2428)
  • Audio Transcription (5N1549)
  • Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977)
  • Work Experience (5N0690)
  • Communications (5N1356)


NFQ Level 5 award made by QQI 5M1997 Office Administration

Career Options

This course gives students the skills necessary to give administrative and secretarial support in the healthcare area. The wide range of modules also opens opportunities outside the healthcare area in other fields such as general office administration.

Third Level Progression:

Although most students on this course progress to employment after the course, third level opportunities include DIT Business Management DT324.

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Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, QQI Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Work/life experience is acceptable for mature students.
  • Students should be 16 years or over at the start of the course.
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