This course introduces the learner to the brand names, generic names and actions of some drugs commonly used in the hospital.  Six general categories of drugs are covered, including drugs that affect the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, nervous system, gastrointestinal system, hormones and synthetic substitutes, and drugs for the treatment of infections disease.  Information is also given about pharmacological preparations, terminology and abbreviations.  This course provides the learner with the pharmaceutical knowledge required to process physicians' medication orders. 

This course introduces the learner to examples of typical sets of admitting, discharge, pre-operative and post-operative orders. Information about the Unit Clerk's role in processing order sets is given, drawing on knowlege gained in the previous courses. This course is a review of all previous course material.

This course introduces the learner to the Nursing Unit Clerk’s (NUC) role in admission, discharge and transfer procedures within the hospital.  Information is given about antibiotic resistant organisms and isolation procedures, the Admitting/Registration Department, their role in admitting patients, and how the NUC interacts with this department. Using case study examples and actual forms from the hospital, the learner creates a mock patient admission chart, transfer chart and discharge chart.

The Practicum course provides the learner with a consolidated clinical experience where they can apply theory from the Nursing Unit Clerk Program. Students work full shifts with experienced Nursing Unit Clerks, following their work rotation.

Learners study anatomy and physiology of the main body systems.  Learners will learn the word parts, abbreviations, prefixes, suffixes, disease process and treatments relating to terminology specific to each body system, including disease processes and treatments.  Learners will correctly pronounce medical terms relating to terminology specific to each body system.

This course introduces the learner to the departments within the hospital that perform diagnostic procedures. Information about the procedures performed in each department and the Unit Clerk's role in processing orders for these procedures is given.

This course introduces the learner to the Microbiology, Transfusion Services and Pathology subdivisions of the Laboratory (Lab) and the Nursing Unit Clerk’s role in processing orders for these subdivisions.  Information is given about the use of abbreviations and acronyms, specimens obtained and requisitions used for these subdivisions, and for specimens sent out to British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) and the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) provincial Labs.  Actual requisitions and physicians’ orders will be used for practice.

MTED 101 - Medical Terminology II is a study of chapters 5 through 18 of the Language of Medicine 11th edition. This course focuses on the terminology, disease process, anatomy and functions of the human body systems.

MTED 101 - Medical Terminology II is a study of chapters 5 through 18 of the Language of Medicine 11th edition. This course focuses on the terminology, disease process, anatomy and functions of the human body systems.

This course introduces the learner to the brand names, generic names and actions of some drugs commonly used in the hospital.  Six general categories of drugs are covered, including drugs that affect the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, nervous system, gastrointestinal system, hormones and synthetic substitutes, and drugs for the treatment of infections disease.  Information is also given about pharmacological preparations, terminology and abbreviations.  This course provides the learner with the pharmaceutical knowledge required to process physicians' medication orders. 

This course introduces the learner to the Nursing Unit Clerk’s (NUC) role in admission, discharge and transfer procedures within the hospital.  Information is given about antibiotic resistant organisms and isolation procedures, the Admitting/Registration Department, their role in admitting patients, and how the NUC interacts with this department. Using case study examples and actual forms from the hospital, the learner creates a mock patient admission chart, transfer chart and discharge chart.

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