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Continuing Education

Health

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

2019W UNIT 990V 001 • Jan 16 (1 session)
  • Wed • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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2019W UNIT 990V 002 • Mar 13 (1 session)
  • Wed • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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2019S UNIT 990V 001 • May 15 (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. 

Winter sections:
MOA 155 001 - Jan 7 - Apr 13, Mon/Wed, 6:00pm - 7:50pm
MOA 155 003 - Jan 9 - Apr 12, Wed/Fri, 10:30am - 12:20pm
MOA 155 D02 - Jan 7 - Apr 13, 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 January 21st 
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.
 
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 001 • Jan 14 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2019W MEDC 600V 002 • Jan 28 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2019W MEDC 600V 003 • Feb 11 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2019W MEDC 600V 004 • Mar 4 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2019W MEDC 600V 006 • Apr 1 (1 session)
  • Mon • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $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 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. 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Medical Laboratory 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.

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 healthpd@camosun.bc.ca to be added to an interest list.

2019W HLHS 527V 001 • Jan 20 (1 session) • Bridget Stirling
  • Sun • 12:30pm-5:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Sun • 9:00am-5:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $165

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2019W HLHS 527V 002 • Apr 14 (1 session) • Bridget Stirling
  • Sun • 12:30pm-5:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Sun • 9:00am-5:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $165

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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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