Medical Administration PDA

What is special about this course?

This professional development award is aimed at those already working in a medical administration role 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.

Entry requirements

  • Relevant HNC in administration
  • Students must be working in a medical administration role

Access routes

Year 1 - PDA

Mandatory units are:

  • IT in business - word processing and presentation applications
  • Medical terminology for administration staff
  • Hospital patient administration

Option units may include:

  • Legal protection of NHS Scotland patient data
  • Creating a culture of customer care
  • IT in business - spreadsheets
  • IT in business - databases
  • Work experience

How will I study my course?

  • Part time (unstructured)

You will study by way of face-to-face lectures in the classroom and home study

How long will my course last?

Mode of attendance Part Time PTU Duration: Hrs per week:

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Administrator in GP, hospital or business

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Medical Administration PDA

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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