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English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

HLTH MOA20

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Medical Terminology (MOA) Level 2

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate program.

Students will expand their use of specialized terminology of medicine, including the pronunciation and spelling of terms to describe medical circumstances and situations.

HLTH MOA21

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Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (MOA) Level 2

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate program.

Students will advance their understanding of major anatomical features and systems of the body and the common pathologies which can adversely affect these systems.

HLTH MOA22

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Pharmacology (MOA) Level 2

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate program.

This course is a study of drugs with instruction on their effects on the human body, as well as their toxicities and their method of administration. Particular emphasis will be placed on the observations required by medical staff and problems of drug administration.

HLTH MOA23

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Chronic Disease Management

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate program.

This course will prepare students to utilize a chronic disease management (CDM) system, understand a system of shared care, and learn ways to help patients and their families in end-of-life care. In collaboration with specialists and community healthcare providers, the GP and medical office assistant contribute to the care of patients suffering with life-limiting and chronic illnesses.

HLTH MOA24

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Clinical Procedures (MOA) Level 2

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate.

Students will learn techniques, procedures, and tests used to assist a physician in a medical office. Examples would be taking vital signs, performing basic clinical measurements and testing (e.g., urinalysis and pregnancy tests), setting up and assisting with clinics, and specialized equipment use, all under the direction of the physician.

HLTH MOA25

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Patient History and Education

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate program.

Students learn the importance of accuracy when assisting with collecting a proper history. Students learn how to assist the physician by recording pertinent data as well as which data is most important. Students learn about the importance of patient education and how to connect patients with supports in the community.

HLTH MOA26

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Communications and Patient Support

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate program.

Students will explore their role in communication with others in the medical office. Students will study human behavior and learn techniques to improve customer (patient) relations and to help the patients gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and confidence to become active participants in their health care.

HLTH MOA27

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Leadership, Supervision, and Team-Based Care

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate program.

Students gain a better understanding of themselves through an exploration of their personal attributes, transferable skills, and learning styles. AMOAs supervise diverse teams which requires leadership and an ability to support and grow collaborative practice.

HLTH MOA28

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Medical Billing (MOA) Level 2

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate program.

Students are introduced to enhanced medical billing and guidelines provided by the Society of General Practitioners (SGP), General Practitioners Services Committee (GPSC), and Medical Services Plan (MSP). They use the BC Medical Association Guide to Fees and WorkSafe BC, the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC), and medical legal billing requirements.

HLTH MOA29

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Emerging Best Practices

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate program.

Topics in this course will vary as they reflect current and emerging best practices for Advanced Medical Office Assistants. Topics may include technology, practice optimization and evaluation, health promotion, and responding to developing health-related themes.

HLTH NC01

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Professionalism and Communication

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Nursing Unit Clerk certificate program.

Provides students with the skills to interact with colleagues, patients, visitors, and other members of the healthcare team in a professional manner, and to explore Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and worldviews in a healthcare setting. It will also cover hospital communication devices and emergency procedures.

HLTH NC02

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Unit Clerk Fundamentals

Prerequisite(s): A- or better in HLTH NC01.

Focuses on the departments and nursing units within a hospital, roles of professionals, and medical/legal implications within the healthcare system. Students explore Indigenous ways of knowing and being within health care, types and classifications of orders, and the required steps and processing of components.

HLTH NC03

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Admissions, Transfers, Discharges, and Patient Records

Prerequisite(s): A- or better in HLTH NC02.

Develops the skills and experience required to understand and perform Nursing Unit Clerk duties related to the admission, transfer, and discharge of patients, and maintenance of patient records. Students examine Indigenous knowledge systems and ways of being as they are connected to initial and ongoing interactions within a healthcare setting.

HLTH NC04

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Medical Terminology and Pharmacology I

Prerequisite(s): A- or better in HLTH NC03.

An introduction to the fundamentals of medical terminology relating to the various body systems, and pharmacology required for a Nursing Unit Clerk. Students will consider Indigenous perspectives and cultural values in relation to healing practices and protocols.

HLTH NC05

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Medical Terminology and Pharmacology II

Prerequisite(s): A- or better in HLTH NC04.

Accurate application of medical terminology and pharmacology is essential to practice safely as a Nursing Unit Clerk. This course covers the necessary information about body system-related medical terminology and pharmacology, including Indigenous worldviews/knowledge in unification with contemporary medical practices.

HLTH NC06

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Diagnostics

Prerequisite(s): A- or better in HLTH NC05.

Covers common diagnostic tests, their purposes, and where they are performed. Includes patient preparation and transportation of patients to the necessary diagnostic area, and how to receive and communicate diagnostic testing results, including valuing Indigenous ways of being.

HLTH NC07

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Laboratory Orders

Prerequisite(s): A- or better in HLTH NC06.

Covers processing a laboratory order with the correct level of priority. Includes patient preparation prior to testing, as well as receiving and communicating patient laboratory results. Also includes examination of Indigenous ways of knowing and being as interrelated to contemporary medical practices.

HLTH NC08

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Surgical Orders

Prerequisite(s): A- or better in HLTH NC07.

Covers how to process patients’ surgical procedures and orders, and describes the various departments and healthcare personnel associated with surgical interventions. Students will consider Indigenous ways of knowing and being as connected with medical procedures and how to process pre- and post-operative orders.

HLTH NC09

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Specialty Nursing Areas

Prerequisite(s): A- or better in HLTH NC08.

By augmenting the principles learned earlier in the program, this course will prepare NUC students to work effectively in a variety of specialty nursing areas, including consideration of Indigenous ways of knowing within specialized medical contexts and healthcare settings.

HLTH NC10

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Practicum

Prerequisite(s): A- or better in: NC01, NC02, NC03, NC04, NC05, NC06, NC07, NC08, NC09, NC11, NC12.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the Nursing Unit Clerk role in a hospital setting and apply any learned theories. Under the direction of a supervisor, students will apply professionalism and reflective learning practices, including Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and worldviews in healthcare practices.

HLTH NC11

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Practicum Orientation

Prerequisite(s): A- or better in HLTH NC12.

Introduces students to hospital scheduling, staffing procedures, and technology/software used by hospitals. Students will examine and practice workplace professionalism protocols and techniques, complete a job search, prepare employment documents, and participate in interview activities.

HLTH NC12

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Medical Imaging

Prerequisite(s): A- or better in HLTH NC06.

Covers processing medical imaging orders using the correct level of priority. Students will learn the different modalities of the medical imaging department and how to receive and communicate medical imaging test results, including cultural sensitivity within Indigenous knowledge systems and ways of being.

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