PDA Dental and Medical Reception Skills SCQF level 6

Professional Development Awards (PDAs) extend or broaden professional or vocational skills and are linked to National Occupational Standards.

The PDA in Dental and Medical Reception Skills at SCQF level 6 covers skills in dental or medical reception and administrative procedures — including handling of patient records, appointment schedules, treatment plans, repeat prescription procedures and test results. It also covers health and safety issues within the work environment.

Candidates are encouraged to reflect on their own practice within a dental or medical environment and to develop professional attitudes and practices in relation to patient treatment and support.

This qualification is available through colleges, training providers and some employers. It has been designed to be delivered as a taught course and will normally be available as a combination of workshops and self-directed study.

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