Medical Administrator

5M-Business Faculty


Do you see yourself working in a medical administration environment? Medical administrators are highly skilled individuals who are always in high demand by employers, with roles including Medical Secretary, and Administration in Healthcare contexts. This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skill and competence in medical terminology, as well as a wide range of office administration skills. You will learn about the administration and front-line reception duties for a medical receptionist or secretarial role in a medical practice, clinic and/or hospital setting. Our Medical Administrator course will lead you to possible careers in many contexts, including public and private medical practice.

You will also have options for progression to Higher Education courses, and our own Level 6 Supervisory Management Course at Carlow Institute.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Learn essential medical terminology
  • Develop practical IT skills
  • Highly experienced office administration teaching team
  • Opportunities for business links
  • Work placement in a medical environment
  • Excellent progression routes and employment opportunities

Course Content

  • Medical Terminology
  • Information and Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Text Production
  • Word Processing
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Medical Secretary GP Practices and Medical Centres
  • Medical Administration Roles in Public and Private Hospitals
  • Customer Service Roles
  • medical-secretary


Having extensive clerical experience, I felt that the medical secretarial course afforded me the opportunity to combine both my experience and my interest in the medical field. However, having worked in the arts for the previous 20 years, my clerical and administrative skills needed updating. Having researched the variety of modules offered on the medical secretarial course and learning of the excellent facilities offered at Carlow Institute, I was impressed and motivated to embark on the Level 5 Medical Secretarial course. From the beginning, the teaching staff have been helpful and holistically supportive in every step of my journey. The modules offered in the course are accurately geared towards a career in the broader medical field e.g. Dental/Doctors surgery, Hospital etc.

A long-term happy and successful career in this area is my goal.

Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration 5M1997



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PLSS Code: 347084
Coordinator: Miriam Monahan

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.