Medical Word Processing


Designed for:    Those who wish to learn how to develop their word processing skills for use in a medical office environment.  Potential careers include a variety of administrative roles – medical secretary; ward clerk; medical receptionist; medical summariser; medical admin assistant


Prerequisites:  Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Business Document Production


Objectives:    To prepare those who wish to work as a medical secretary and to take the OCR Level 2 Medical Word Processing unit examination

Course Content

  • Lesson One – Including: using document templates; writing letters, reports and notices; proofreading; margins, spacing and indenting; formatting a table; moving and deleting text
  • Lesson Two – Including: amending an existing document; recognising proofreading symbols; inserting and changing a file; word counts; formatting text; rearranging and sorting data in different types of document and in different formats; portrait and landscape orientations; headers and footers; inserting an automatic file name and path; numbering pages
  • Lesson Three – Including: routing; inserting autotext; numbering continuation sheets; inserting and adjusting a picture; aligning decimals in a table; finding and replacing text in a document; applying text wrapping; reordering data in a table; sorting information into alphabetical order


  •  The opportunity to gain a Level 2 unit qualification
  • The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace
  • A workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course
  • The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

 Course duration:        6-8 hours