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Thursday 14th December 2017

AMSPAR - City and Guilds Online Medical Terminology

The activitygroup in association with Mediterm Training offers a variety of courses in Medical Terminology to suit all individual requirements, ranging from a one day Understanding Medical Terminology and Understanding Mental Health Medical Terminology Courses to the Level 3 Certificate in Medical Terminology. All courses, with the exception of Understanding Medical and Mental Heath Terminology courses lead to the opportunity to sit the relevant *City and Guilds / AMSPAR examination.

*City and Guilds / AMSPAR (Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists) is a professional body for non-clinicians working in a healthcare environment. Achievement of the relevant certificate represents real ability in the knowledge and understanding of medical terminology.

We entered over 600 students for the AMSPAR exams in 2016 and our success rate is 90% pass at level 2 and 85% pass at level 3,both higher than the national average.

Understanding Medical Terminology

The course is designed for personnel whose work involves medical terms. The objective of the course is to provide delegates with an understanding to appreciate the origins and structure of medical terminology, comprehend medical terminology of body structures, systems, diseases, surgical procedures and investigations. Delegates will also gain an understanding to identify correctly medical prefixes, roots, suffixes and know when and how to apply medical terms and abbreviations.
 

Understanding Mental Health Medical Terminology

The course is designed for personnel whose work involves Mental Health medical terms. The objective of the course is to provide delegates with an understanding to appreciate the origins and Structure of Mental Health medical terminology, comprehend medical terminology of body structures, systems, diseases and investigations. Delegates will also gain an understanding to identify correctly medical prefixes, roots, suffixes and know when and how to apply Mental Health medical terms and abbreviations.
 

Level Two – City and Guilds / AMSPAR Award in Medical Terminology 

This course may be delivered entirely online via the internet to individuals or through “blended learning” whereby the first module is delivered on site (minimum 6 students) and the remaining 5 modules online with mentoring and support. Six modules are studied over 12 weeks. Suitable candidates may include ward clerks, summarisers, GP receptionists, clinical coders, support medical secretaries and anyone working in a healthcare related environment. City and Guilds / AMSPAR examinations are held three times a year in January, June and November and courses will commence 12 weeks before these dates.
 

Level Three – City and Guilds / AMSPAR Certificate in Medical Terminology

This course may be delivered entirely online via the internet to individuals or through “blended learning” whereby the first module is delivered on site (minimum 6 students) and the remaining 9 modules online with full mentoring and support. Ten modules are studied over the course of 20 weeks. Suitable candidates may include medical secretaries, practice managers, clinical coders and summarisers. Level 3 City and Guilds / AMSPAR examinations are currently held three times a year in February, May and November and courses will commence 20 weeks before these dates. 
  
It is not necessary to undertake the courses in order and many people commence directly at Level 3. The level at which you study is determined by yourself and the requirements of any position you may be seeking. Please call should you wish to discuss which level would be most appropriate to your needs and we would be happy to advise

Customer Testimonials

“I was a bit apprehensive about doing the course “internet-style” as I had tried distance learning courses before and struggled to get through them and keep motivated. Thank you for making it so easy, making me feel like I was your only pupil and always being at the end of an email. I feel I had just as much access, if not more, as I would have had if I had attended the class.”

 Jane Southwell, Medical Secretary- Worcestershire - "As someone who has completed the Mediterm Online AMSPAR approved Medical Terminology Course I can highly recommend it."

Sharon Wilson, Medical Secretary - "I found the online course to be well structured, informative and easy to follow. The structure content is laid out in a clear and orderly manner, and as such this made it very straight forward when progressing through the required units."

Elena Gomiz - "Gill’s knowledge is unbelievable and she really captivated the audience. She is a dynamic teacher who used a variety of teaching methods to ensure we all had fun whilst learning."

Helen Wilkinson - Clinical Effectiveness Dept, Harrogate Hospital - "Well worthwhile and the best money I have ever spent"

Wendy Roberts - Business Group Administrator, Stepping Hill Hospital - "I would never have applied or had the confidence to grab this opportunity without the support and encouragement you and your team have given me over the last few months. My life has totally changed for the better and I'm finally doing a job I really love

Nikki Evans, Malvern - "I found the course very interesting and useful in looking for a job as a medical secretary. Gill’s medical terminology knowledge is outstanding and there wasn’t any question that she couldn’t answer."

Janet Place, Stockport - "I can honestly say the course has provided me with so much information and knowledge that I am full of confidence and thoroughly enjoying my new job as medical secretary."

Debbie Ramsey - Medical Secretary - "The course was both educational and entertaining and was delivered by a dedicated and experienced tutor, Gill’s deliverance of the course ensured full understanding of the project and scope to achieve the outcomes we were seeking.

Kate Connor - Prescribing Secretary, Tameside and Glossop Primary Care Trust - Gill's excellent communication skills and her passion and enthusiasm for the course were contagious!!  Brilliant course - I would highly recommend it - I didn't want it to end."

For further information or to view course content and outlines please call: 01905 754113 or email: nhs@activitygroup.co.uk