This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.  It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various medical administration contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgment using appropriate knowledge to provide technical advice and support to a team.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
BSBMED301

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - interpret and follow written instructions containing medical terminology; - produce documents containing correct medical terminology according to organisational requirements; - use medical terminology correctly in oral communications, and; - identify and use appropriate abbreviations for medical terms and associated processes. Note: if a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline medical terminology relevant to the practice, including the fundamental word structure used in medical terms; - outline the relevant policies and procedures, and; - identify sources of information available to check on medical terminology.

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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