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OFFC 1045 - Clinical Procedures

Office Skills Training Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

​In this course, you will be presented with the clinical procedures and tests commonly performed in medical settings. You will be taught relevant theory about clinical procedures. You will develop a beginning competency in selected clinical skills. You will gain knowledge of the basic instruments, equipment, and supplies used in medical settings. This course will help you develop the skills to assist physicians, and prepare patients for tests and examinations. You will practice setting up an examination room with the appropriate equipment and supplies for examinations. You will learn the correct procedure for sterilization techniques and properly disposing of bio-hazardous materials.


OFFC 1001





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 86261

Thu Jan 06 - Thu Mar 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 24 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online


Patricia George

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *Permission required to register for this course IF the prerequisite has not been completed. EMAIL the Program Assistant and INCLUDE YOUR STUDENT NUMBER. Please note this course will be delivered completely ONLINE. There are NO on-campus sessions scheduled for this semester, HOWEVER EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES NEEDED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE FROM HOME WILL BE PROVIDED BY YOUR INSTRUCTOR FOR PICK-UP AT THE BURNABY CAMPUS AT A PRE-ARRANGED TIME AND PLACE. *Attendance to the first ONLINE class is mandatory, no late registrations. *TEXTBOOK IS REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS. Find it at the BCIT bookstore and on their website: *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. *Computer, Microphone, and Webcam required.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply basic infection control and medical/surgical asepsis techniques used in medical offices and examination rooms.
  • Demonstrate asepsis handwashing techniques.
  • Describe the differences between non-pathogens and pathogens.
  • Outline the infection process cycle.
  • List examples of medical waste and explain how to discard each waste.
  • Describe various x-ray and diagnostic procedures.
  • State the three components of a complete physical examination.
  • Coordinate patient appointments with specialists.
  • Describe each vital sign.
  • Accurately measure each vital sign.
  • Perform urine dips and pregnancy testing.
  • Chart the results of urine and pregnancy tests.
  • Perform eye examinations using the Snellen Chart.
  • Assist with gynecological examinations.
  • Assist with initial prenatal examinations.
  • Set up the basic instruments and equipment used in a medical office.
  • Prepare an examination room.
  • Prepare patients for examinations and various clinical and diagnostic tests.
  • Measure and record a patient's height, weight, and vital signs.
  • Accurately chart and document patient data.
  • State ways that patient confidentiality can be compromised.
  • Order clinical, laboratory, and Pap supplies.
  • Maintain medical/surgical instruments.
  • Sterilize medical instruments and the wrapping and packaging.
  • Operate and maintain an autoclave.
  • Interpret the results of different sterilization indicators.
  • Navigate websites to obtain information and print forms and requisitions for different laboratory and diagnostic tests and examinations.
  • Prepare patients for various tests and examinations.
  • Describe the role of Public Health regarding immunizations and other health issues.
  • Describe the role WorkSafeBC plays for both patients and employees.
  • Describe information that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC provides.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

OFFC 1045 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Medical Office Assistant
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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