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HUC-100 Hospital Unit Clerk - Overview

9 hours lecture, .5 credit


This course is designed to give an overview of the program and the skills needed to work in this field. Course outlines will be reviewed.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate Program

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HUC-101 Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology

72 hrs lecture, 2.5 credits


Acquire a medical terminology vocabulary related to body systems necessary to communicate information in a medical office or hospital environment. Learn and practice the principles of medical words formation, including the basic rules of building medical words, identifying suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms related to the structures and functions of the associated systems of the body.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program

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HUC-103 Introduction to Pharmacology

30 hrs Lecture, 1 credit


This course discusses fundamental information Unit Clerks must know about medications. The main focus is on names and classifications of commonly used medications, the twenty-four hour clock, pharmacology vocabulary, the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) and other references.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program

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HUC-104 Non-Clinical Management of the Nursing Unit

3 hours lecture, .5 credit


An introduction to professional communication in a hospital unit setting. Topics include: perception of self and others, verbal and nonverbal communication, appropriate professional conversation, listening skills, self-disclosure and feedback, telephone skills, patient confidentiality. Examines communication methods and tools used by the Hospital Unit Clerk, and communication devices used in the hospital.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program

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HUC-105 Unit Clerk Procedures

3 credits


This course is designed to introduce the student to management techniques and communication in a hospital environment. It deals with the transcription and understanding of physicians' orders - the major and most critical function of the Unit Clerk. This would include dietary, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, respiratory care, physical and occupational medicine and medications.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program. Take HUC-104

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HUC-106 Unit Clerk Practicum

2.5 credits


The practicum provides an opportunity for the student to integrate and apply skills and knowledge obtained through coursework, and practice skills in a workplace setting. The student will be expected to work the days that the instructor assigns, which could involve day, evening, or weekend schedules.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program

For more information visit our timetable