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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

2018S UNIT 990V 002 • Jun 13 (1 session)
  • Wed • 6:00pm-7:30pm • Interurban
  • Free

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Medical Terminology – Classroom - Daytime & Evening

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. Please purchase at the Bookstore, Lansdowne 250-370-3080 or Interurban 250-370-4080. Please note that the time has changed for 2018W MEDC 500V 003, Feb 24th to May 24th, from 2:30-5:00pm to 2:00-4:30pm.

2018W MEDC 500V 004 • Apr 26 - Jul 23 (24 sessions) • Angela Kemna
  • Mon Thur • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Mon Thur • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Mon • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $435

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Medical Terminology - Online

This intense 15-session ONLINE course covers the same content as the classroom course. The homework expectations are equivalent to the twice-a-week classroom offering. Students typically devote at least 4 to 6 hours of disciplined study to each of the 22 chapter topics; some weeks require 12 or more hours of focused study. To ensure a confident start, students complete an online orientation at the beginning of the course. The instructor will contact you by email, the week before the course start, to prepare for orientation. Your email address MUST be supplied at the time of registration. Final Exam: on-campus & in-person

  • Is paper-based and done in person. All other course work takes place online.
  • Local students meet at the Interurban Campus. See listed final exam date.
  • Out-of-town students must arrange an approved exam proctor with a community college in their area BEFORE the start of the course.  For proctor approval, contact Alisia at VinnitskyA@camosun.ca or 250-370-4124. The final exam must be written on the same weekend as local students. See listed final exam date.

Course Requirements:
  • Strong fluency in spoken and written English
  • Internet access
  • An email account (supply when registering)
  • Ability to perform basic keyboard and mouse tasks
  • Laptop or desktop computer, with speakers, and a current browser. Tablets are not currently supported
The required textbook is the 11th Edition, The Language of Medicine, by Chabner, Version with the ONLINE ACCESS CARD (approx. $196). Purchase the book at the Interurban Bookstore (250-370-4080) at least one week prior to the course start.

Please DO NOT attempt to create an online course account, access the course site, etc. until advised by the instructor.

On-Campus Final Exam Dates:
  • Oct 2017 Course:          Sat. Mar 3; 9:30am-12pm, Interurban Campus
  • Jan 2018 Course:          Sat. May 26; 9:30am-12pm, Interurban Campus
  • Mar 2018 Course:         Sat. Jul 7; 9:30am-12pm, Interurban Campus
  2018W MEDC 502V D02 • Mar 14 - Jul 7 (15 sessions) • Jean Abrahamson
  • $435

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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 003 • May 29 (1 session)
  • Tues • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2018S MEDC 600V 004 • Jun 19 (1 session)
  • Tues • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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2018S MEDC 600V 005 • Jul 11 (1 session)
  • Wed • 6:00pm-7:00pm • Interurban
  • $25

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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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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. 

2018S ACAS 990V 001 • Jun 6 (1 session) • Terry Manzo
  • 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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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.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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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