Skip to main content

Hospital Practice Systems 1 CLRK 1001

Healthcare Unit Clerk Course

Course details

This course teaches the use of Cerner hospital administration software. Cerner is a cloud-based EHR software program used by health organizations of various sizes across the world and to streamline operations and provide greater healthcare. It offers Quick-Select charting, detailed scheduling dashboard, powerful integration, patient education resources, dynamic clinical documentation tools, auto-texting, revenue management, and health analytics.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of CLRK 1001 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 50170


Mon Sep 11 - Mon Oct 16 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 50170
  • $285.10
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Oct 16 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Bonnie Dumont

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. No class April 10th. Minimum typing speed of 30wpm recommended for this class. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. No class Oct 09 *Contact Paul Sawyer Program Head

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use Quick-Select charting for tracking patient data.
  • Arrange appointments and transfers using the detailed scheduling dashboard.
  • Use powerful integrations for enabling inter communication between medical devices and healthcare applications.
  • Provide patients with pertinent education resources.
  • Use the patient portal to track patient history and data.
  • Examine patient details with the dynamic clinical documentation tools.
  • Use auto-texting for quickly populating a note with information from a chart to a physician.
  • Navigate screens for patient address, care card, family doctor, emergency contacts, phone number and insurance information.
  • Use hospital software to acknowledge different doctors' orders.
  • Use Cerner FormFast to access medical forms such as consent forms, referrals, and discharge transfers forms.​

Effective as of Winter 2023

Related Programs

Hospital Practice Systems 1 (CLRK 1001) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Healthcare Unit Clerk
    Associate Certificate Part-time


Interested in being notified about future offerings of Hospital Practice Systems 1 (CLRK 1001)? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

  • Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond your request for BCIT course information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5A 3H2, email: