The Unit Clerk
Training credit program is a 16-week program with 13-weeks of theory
and three-weeks of practicum in a workplace setting. Students will
develop basic understanding of hospital organization, nursing organization,
medical terminology, processing doctors orders, communication
within the hospital, hospital safety, the Unit Clerks role
in emergencies, hospital use of metric system, patients records,
time management and computer literacy.
Jan. 4, 2000
day to Withdraw
Day of Lectures
are accepted into the Unit Clerk Training program for the Winter
term only and is based on employment demand.
Applicants are required to have an Alberta high school diploma or
equivalent and proof of typing a minimum of 30 words/minute.
Applicants are required to submit a report identifying immunization
against common communicable diseases prior to the practicum placement.
Applicants are also required to undergo a medical examination and
submit the physicians report prior to the start of classes.
Hepatitis B inoculation (first of a series) prior to practicum placement
is strongly recommended. Annual Tuberculosis testing and record
of contact or infection with Varicella
Applicants should have an expressed interest in developing the skills
necessary to perform the technical functions of a Unit Clerk. In
order to obtain employment and have a practicum in a hospital setting
and/or a private agency, the applicant will be required to have
a criminal record check. The cost is approximately $25. The impact
of certain criminal records on program completion and employment
will be discussed prior to acceptance into the program.
All fees are
approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program
(the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected)
and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated.
Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment
needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC
Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed
information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students
are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.
into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment,
volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion
of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students
should contact the Registrarıs Office.
completion of all program requirements, completion of a comprehensive
exam with a minimum 80% and completion of practicum, students are
eligible for a Credential of Academic Achievement for Unit Clerk
will have a basic understanding of hospital and nursing organization,
medical terminology and computer literacy. Employers will be able
to hire individuals who have received pre-employment training. The
areas of employment would be hospitals, long-term care facilities,
doctors offices, and home care community wellness centres.
at this time.
COM 162 Interpersonal Relationships and Communications 48 3
CPL 100 Careers for the 21st Century 48 3
CPU 151 Introduction to Computers 48 3
HTH 121 Hospital Administration 32 2
HTH 125 Patients Records / Transcribing Orders 48 3
HTH 131 Practicum (3 weeks) 120 2
OAA 233 Medical Office Procedures 80 5
Total 472 hours 21 credits
COM 162 Interpersonal
Relationships and Communications (3 credits) DLS This course Improves
the self concept of students as well as provide them with the skills
to successfully relate with other people on a personal, social and
business basis. Designed for personal growth and attitudinal change,
this course provides opportunities to develop communication skills,
recognition and understanding of self concept, skills in enhancing
interpersonal relationships, procedures for goal setting and techniques
in decision making. Not available for supplemental or challenge.
CPL 100 Careers
for the 21st Century (3 credits) This course covers the methods
of gathering information about themselves and about employment opportunities
in order to make well informed career- related decisions. Topics
include self-assessment, job market research, decision making, networking,
resume writing, interviewing and entrepreneurship. Not available
for challenge or supplemental.
CPU 151 Introduction
to Computers (3 credits) This course is an introduction to personal
computers. Students review the components and operation of microcomputers
and gain a working knowledge of the operating system, word processing,
spreadsheet and database software. Forms the basis for computer
applications and subsequent courses in the respective program areas.
HTH 121 Hospital
Administration (2 credits)
This course covers a basic understanding of the hospital and how
various units and systems work within the hospital setting. Topics
include: hospital organization, nursing organization, safety, emergencies
and security, body mechanics and ergonomics, telephone and reception
as well as time and stress management. Not available for supplemental.
HTH 125 Patients
Records / Transcribing Orders (3 credits)
This course covers the complete job of processing orders by providing
them with information on basic medical records and charts, legality
and confidentiality, understanding necessary symbols, supplies and
requisitions to complete the job, communication regarding transfers,
and processing orders wherever required. Not available for supplemental.
HTH 131 Practicum
This course is three weeks (working full-time) working in the appropriate
setting as a Unit Clerk. Students will demonstrate familiarity with
Unit Clerk duties: 1) an awareness of hospital rules, policies,
and procedures; 2) competency in the processing of physicians
orders; 3) an awareness of causes of stress in the unit clerk environment;
4 an understanding of the process of admission, transfer and discharge
of patients; and 5) an awareness of hospital departments and their
functions. Graded CR/NCR.
OAA 233 Medical
Office Procedures (5 credits) Prerequisite: familiarity with Wordperfect
or Microsoft Word recommended. This course covers the knowledge
and skills required to work in a medical office environment. The
course content provides theory as well as hands-on practice in order
to competently perform business functions related to the medical
office. Topics to be covered: medical terminology; Alberta Health
Care billing, and out-of-province billing; communication skills;
legal aspects; records management; recordkeeping; and a look at
the different branches of medicine.