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BSBMED301 Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately

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What is Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately all about?

BSBMED301 Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately is a nationally recognised training unit in Australia that focuses on developing the skills and knowledge required to understand and use medical terminology in a healthcare context. This course is designed for individuals who work in healthcare or allied health professions, such as medical administration, medical transcription, medical reception, or other similar roles.

Dive into the essentials of medical terminology, pivotal for pre-hospital care. We integrate the latest ambulance protocols and clinical guidelines to equip you with the language critical for drafting case reports and communicating effectively with healthcare professionals. While it’s an introduction, you’ll acquire a foundational understanding which will be expanded upon throughout your training and career.

Who should complete Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately, and what workplace and jobs is it relevant to?

When you study BSBMED301, you will learn about the structure and meaning of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, and root words. You will also learn how to interpret and use medical abbreviations, symbols, and acronyms commonly used in medical settings. Additionally, you will learn how to apply medical terminology appropriately in written and verbal communications with patients, healthcare professionals, and other stakeholders.

The course covers a range of topics, including anatomy and physiology, medical abbreviations, medical terminology related to different body systems, and medical documentation. You will also learn about the importance of accuracy and attention to detail when using medical terminology, as well as the legal and ethical requirements of maintaining confidentiality and privacy in medical communications.

Overall, completing BSBMED301 will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and use medical terminology effectively in a healthcare context, improving your communication with healthcare professionals, patients, and other stakeholders, and ensuring accuracy and precision in medical documentation and communications.

Entry Requirements

While there are no prerequisites for this course, you will need to have sufficient English language skills to complete the competency based first aid training.

Participants under the age of 18 are required to provide a consent form completed by their legal guardian.

Course Requirements

Access to a computer with internet, as well as basic computer skills access to technology assets to complete the online/ pre-course studies required for completion of this unit

Basic numeracy and literacy skills are needed to attend this course.

Access to a computer with internet, as well as basic computer skills access to technology assets to complete the online/ pre-course studies required for completion of this unit

If you have ANY special needs (e.g., language/literacy/numeracy difficulties/ physical disabilities etc) that you think may impact on your ability to complete this training, please let us know before enrolling

Students will be required to undertake online pre-course work before completing practical activities. The 3 practical activities/case studies involve uploading completed documents and reports from the templates we provide as part of the assessment or completing an online equivalent.

Why study with International Paramedic College, Australia

We bring a strong clinical prehospital care focus to our training and education programs. Our training and assessment materials are designed by us, they are not some bought in generic curriculum. They have a genuine prehospital care focus. We are a local independent training company that provides approved courses and refresher training online and locally. Like the Red Cross, St John Ambulance and Surf Lifesaving, we are fully regulated by The Australian Government’s Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to provide the health, safety and emergency qualifications we deliver.

Our regulation is through the Australian Government Australian Skills Authority (ASQA)  a national government accreditation body to provide professional courses and accredited qualifications. Whether you are refreshing past training or learning new skills, we have a unique perspective.

Unique Student Identifier Number (USI)

From 1 January 2015, anyone undertakes nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you have not yet applied for a USI, you will have to do so before attending training with us. To apply or to check if you already have a USI number is a rapid and painless online process at the Australian Government website www.usi.gov.au. Follow the prompts as a student. Click here to apply online or check your USI number.

If you require help in obtaining one, please contact the office. If you are unable or choose not to provide a USI, or have an exemption granted under the Student Identifiers Act 2014. Then your training outcome will not be recorded on your USI account and will not be available in future years as part of the authenticated USI transcript service. More information is available about USI numbers on our website here.

Requirements for completion of manage first aid services

You must complete 100% of the training course and satisfactorily complete all the assessment tasks. If you feel you may need some support to complete the learning or assessment tasks, either because of a literacy issue, a learning difficulty or a physical disability, please let us know. We may be able to adjustments to our learning and assessment processes. Information concerning reasonable adjustment and the type of student support services we supply can be found in our Student Handbook.

Recognition of Prior Learning

We offer recognition of existing skills and knowledge, please refer to our Student Handbook or website here for more information.

Student Services Information and Policies

Our student handbook, refunds, terms, and conditions and our policies on are available in the footer of this website. Students can access these at any time. Information for students is provided in the student handbook.

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