Course Title: Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Annelize Grech

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4416

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.

 It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various medical administration contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgment using appropriate knowledge to provide technical advice and support to a team.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately


1. Respond appropriately to instructions which contain medical terminology

2. Carry out routine tasks

3. Use appropriate medical terminology in oral and written communication

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include online quizzes, written assignments and laboratory activities