Medical Administration

Course Structure

Course Overview

This is a long-running course and has a good history of students gaining employment. It provides students with the necessary IT and administrative skills together with medical terminology to work in administration in a medical, dental or healthcare setting. Students are also given the option to study Legal Practice and Procedures which will further enhance their job opportunities.  It is also an excellent pre-university option for students wishing to study at third level colleges.

This course is aimed at:

  • School leavers

  • Those who want to work in medical/dental or healthcare setting

  • Those who are in the workforce but now need to update their skills for a career change

  • Those who want to use the course as a pre-university option

  • Those who want to develop their IT Skills


Modules List

  • Text Production

  • Word Processing

  • Information Administration

  • Work Experience

  • Communications

  • Spreadsheet Methods

  • Legal Practice & Procedures

  • Medical Terminology

  • Audio Transcription

Careers and Opportunities 

Graduates are successful in gaining employment in medical practices, hospitals, dentists, civil service, public sector, solicitors’ offices, local authorities, financial services industries or any business requiring a high level of administrative skills. Students who have attained their full QQI Level 5 award may have an opportunity to progress to Marketing with Event Management, Dental Studies or the Health Service Supervisory Management course at Marino College. In addition, students who are interested in further study can apply through the QQI link scheme to progress to Higher Education in a third level college.

  • Opportunity to study both medical and legal administration 

  • Work Experience (can be completed in a medical, dental or legal area)

  • College links with industry for work experience

  • Workshops in CV Preparation and Interview Preparation

  • Excellent job opportunities

Student Testimonials / Where are they now?

Graduates from this course are well-sought after and are working in hospitals such as Mater, Temple Street, St. James’s, Dental Hospital, dental practices and other healthcare setting.


Course Requirements

Course Code
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration
One Year | Full-Time


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+ My classmates are good fun & lovely to be around

+ The teachers are very helpful & caring in the sense that they wouldn’t move on unless everyone understood the topic

+ The courses are a great gateway to amazing career opportunities

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