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Medical and Administration Studies

Medical and Administration Studies

Course No 136


One year full-time course


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration 5M1997

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants practical experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. All applicants whose first language is not English will be required to take an English test before being accepted for the course.

Duration: one year

Certification: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration 5M1997

Work Placement

  • Work placement - Students will spend at least two weeks in in a medical/health service environment in order to gain practical first-hand experience.
  • CV workshop


Course Aims

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to perform administrative work in the medical, dental and general healthcare sector.  This course has a good history of graduates gaining employment  in general medical and dental practices.  Students from this course have also been successful in their application for dental nursing in Marino College having the experience of this course behind them.  

Course Content Overview (or Year One)

  • Text Production
  • Word Processing
  • Information Administration
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Legal Practice & Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Audio Transcription

Future Prospects

On completion of the course students have excellent prospects for employment both in the public and private areas of the health service sector.

Students who have attained their full QQI Level 5 award may have an opportunity to progress to the Dental Studies course or the Health Service Supervisory Management course at Marino College. In addition, students who are interested in further study can apply through the QQI link scheme to progress to Higher Education in a third level college.