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Health Administration

These courses are designed for those who require the skills to work or advance in a medical environment. A confirmation of completion grade letter is issued for Medical Terminology and an assessment score is issued for Island Health Medical Terminology Assessments.

Hospital Unit Clerk Free Info Session

Registering for and attending an Information Session is REQUIRED for students wanting to apply for this program. During this informative session, the Program Coordinator will share information and answer your questions. Topics include: roles and duties performed by Unit Clerks, pros and cons of working in the field, job prospects, program curriculum and schedule. The session is free but please call 250-370-3550 to register.

For further information on the program, please see the website: camosun.ca/unitclerk

2018F UNIT 990V 001 • Nov 7 (1 session)
  • Wed • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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Medical Terminology (MOA 155) New

Medical Terminology is an intense course in which students typically devote at least four to six hours of disciplined home study to each session. This challenging course will help you develop the skills you need to understand medical terms including common medical prefixes, suffixes and combining forms as well as an exploration of the body systems. This course is a fundamental prerequisite for most positions in the medical field.  Strong fluency in spoken and written English language is essential. The 11th Edition "The Language of Medicine" textbook, by Chabner (approx $140)  is required for all courses. 

Effective September, 2018, this course has moved to a Credit offering - MOA 155.

Fall sections:
MOA 155 001 - Sept 4 - Dec 8, Tue & Thur, 2:30 - 4:20pm
MOA 155 002 - Sept 4 - Dec 8, Thur, 6:00 - 8:50pm
MOA 155 D03 - Sept 4 - Dec 8, Online

Fee: $455.40

Please register as follows:
Contact the main registration line at 250-370-3550 (Opt 2). 
Ask to Register into MOA 155 (section 001, 002 or D03)
Indicate that you are a CONTINUING EDUCATION STUDENT
Pay deposit of $175 by Credit Card
Pay remainder of course fee by Sept 18th 
For Information, please call 250-370-4565 or email  Business@camosun.bc.ca

How to Pay: http://camosun.ca/learn/fees/paying.html
Deadlines: http://camosun.ca/learn/fees/#deadlines

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Medical Terminology Assessment - Island Health

Island Health has joined with Camosun College to be the sole administrator of the Medical Terminology Assessment for them on Southern Vancouver Island. If you are applying for an Island Health position that requires a Medical Terminology Assessment, the results of this assessment must be scanned and attached to your electronic application.

The Island Health Medical Terminology Assessment is comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions and the minimum requirement to be considered for Island Health employment is 72% (36/50). Students wishing to study should use Chabner's “The Language of Medicine” as all assessment questions are based on this text. To take the Island Health Medical Terminology Assessment, students must pre-register online or by calling Camosun registration at 250-370-3550 (option 2), as seats are limited.

You must arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled assessment start time and will be required to provide VALID PHOTO ID prior to taking the assessment. You will be provided with an official copy of your assessment score upon completion.

Important Note from Island Health: Taking and/or passing this assessment in no way guarantees employment. Results are not currently recognized by other employers.
 
2018S MEDC 600V 006 • Jul 25 (1 session)
  • Wed • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2018S MEDC 600V 007 • Aug 15 (1 session)
  • Wed • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2018S MEDC 600V 008 • Aug 29 (1 session)
  • Wed • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2018F MEDC 600V D01 • Sep 1 - Dec 31 (1 session)
  • $25

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2018F MEDC 600V 001 • Sep 17 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2018F MEDC 600V 002 • Oct 1 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2018F MEDC 600V 003 • Oct 22 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2018F MEDC 600V 004 • Nov 5 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2018F MEDC 600V 005 • Dec 3 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2018F MEDC 600V 006 • Dec 17 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2019W MEDC 600V D01 • Jan 1 - Apr 30 (1 session)
  • $25

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Health & Caring Professions

The science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health.

Activity Assistant Info Session Free Info Session

It is strongly recommended you attend a free information session, registration required. During this informative session, the Program Coordinator will provide you with the information to make an informed decision about the program and this career path. 

2018F ACAS 990V 001 • Oct 24 (1 session)
  • Wed • 5:30pm-7:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Free

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Medical Laboratory Information Session Free Info Session

It is strongly recommended you attend a free information session, registration required. During this informative session, the Program Chair will provide you with the information to make an informed decision about the program and this career path.  Topics include:  working in hospital and community setting, job opportunities, program content and more.

2018F MEDL 990V 001 • Oct 24 (1 session)
  • Wed • 5:30pm-7:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Free

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2019W MEDL 990V 001 • Apr 10 (1 session)
  • Wed • 5:30pm-7:00pm • Lansdowne
  • Free

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Basics of Medications

This one-day workshop will help caregivers ensure medications are given safely, legally and effectively. You will learn about administering medications to children, the elderly and individuals with special needs (not including narcotics or injections). Hands on practice will be providedStrong English language skills are an asset.  Please email healthpad@camosun.bc.ca to be added to an interest list.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Foot Care Nursing - Enhanced

Study comprehensive theory online and spend just 3 days on campus. Develop the skills needed to be a Foot Care Nurse in this in-depth course. Whether you are currently providing foot care or considering starting this as a new career, this course is a safe investment for a career as a Foot Care Nurse in client homes, care facilities or clinics. Complete 84 hours of comprehensive theory and community practice to prepare you for career opportunities in the field of Foot Care Nursing.   NOTE: As Foot Care Nursing has no national certification nor regulatory body in BC, we have ensured that our course will provide you with comprehensive and current curriculum. Your instructors have completed extensive training in foot care and are experienced educators with thriving practices.

  • Guided online self-study Online self-study modules, instructional videos, and the course textbook provide flexible step-by-step guided study at your own pace over up to 6 weeks. The course includes an in depth focus on sterilization and diabetes according to Best Practice Guidelines. Complete online assignments for immediate feedback. Topics include instruments and equipment, sterilization, and best business practices.
  • Classroom and Clinical Practice You will spend a morning with your instructor, reviewing foot care assessment skills and practicing on each other using proper tools and equipment. You will also review case studies. Following these activities, you will spend 2 days performing foot care on client feet under the guidance and supervision of your educators
Schedule
Online modules:
• Access to online modules begin June 29. You have 6 weeks to complete the online modules. 
• You must complete all online modules by August 17, 2018

Classroom/Clinical:
• August 21, 22 and 23 from 9am-5pm
o Classroom review:  August 21, 9am-5pm
o Clinical practice: August 22-23, 9am -5pm

Registration is open now and will close June 29; following June 29, registration is by permission only by Program Coordinator. Please email us at healthpd@camosun.ca for a detailed information package.

Out-of-Province nurses are welcome! Alberta nurses, please confirm your successful completion will meet the requirements of your regulatory body. You may also be eligible for an Education Grant,  including travel and accommodation. See http://foundation.clpna.com/education-grants/grant-eligibility/ 
 
Note: The number of sessions below include both the on-line and clinical dates on campus.
    2018S HLHS 745V D01 • Jun 29 - Aug 23 (88 sessions) • Tannis Sorge Sandra Tetrault
  • $1505

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Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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