Pitman Training

Medical Word Processing

Course Outline

Medical offices require a lot of admin. Getting to grips with the finer workings of Microsoft Word means you can create professional looking documents and reports quickly and easily, saving you hours of wasted time trying to format files that won’t behave.

• Create a number of different documents including letters, reports and notices

• Amend existing documents and proofread with the inbuilt tools

• Format text and tables for a more professional looking finish

• Arrange and re-order data in different types of documents and formats

• Use headers and footers for document consistency

• Insert pictures into documents

At the end of this course, you will also then have the opportunity to go on and gain a Level 2 qualification.


This course will help you learn some tricks of how to get Microsoft Word to work properly for you and your medical documents will never look the same again.

Great for medical secretaries, ward clerks, medical receptionists, medical summarisers, or medical admin assistants and many more roles.

Whether applying for a job or honing your skills to impress employers or colleagues, this short course helps you look the part.

A basic knowledge of working with Microsoft Word would be an advantage.

There are three lessons in this course:

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.

All this expertise is covered in just 6-8 hours, and you can work through it at your own pace. Once you’ve completed it you could go on to take the OCR Level 2 Medical Word Processing exam, a well-recognised Pitman Training Certificate for medical secretaries.

Our Medical Word Processing course can be studied in any of our handy, local centres. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study the Medical Word Processing course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.

To find your nearest centre, click here.




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