Medical Administration (PDA)

Lews Castle College UHI


Lews Castle College Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This professional development award is aimed at those either already working in a medical administration role or with administrative experience and aims to further develop knowledge and experience gained from the workplace.

This award will develop the competencies required to carry out administrative roles, at intermediate / senior level, within medical administration posts meeting the needs of both private and public sector organisations.

Mandatory units are:
IT in business - word processing and presentation applications (2 HN credits); Medical terminology for administration staff (2 HN credits); Hospital patient administration (1 HN credits).

You will also choose three option units which may include:
Legal protection of NHS Scotland patient data (1 HN credit); Creating a culture of customer care (1 HN credit); IT in business - spreadsheets (1 HN credit); IT in business - databases (1 HN credit); Work placement (1 HN credit).

Entry Requirements

Experience in an administrative role. Applicants will attend an interview, either face-to-face or by telephone.

Progression Routes

HNC Administration and Information Technology

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length



Business, Leisure and Tourism

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Administration and Management General


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