Key benefits of Distance Education in Medical Administration
by Lesley Graham
One of the great advantages of Distance Education is the flexibility of having more personal control over what you want to get from our courses.
When students require professional qualifications in Medical Administration - like Terminology, Transcription or Reception - the alternative to distance learning is usually an evening or weekend course at a Further Education College. However, attending regular classes can be impossible for some due to their remote location and for others due to their busy lifestyle. (And classroom learning can test the commitment of even the most dedicated student, particularly when there’s considerable travel involved).
Two of our students - Joanne and Susan - both had difficulty attending classes for different reasons
I just love Joanne’s address - Rowena (near Bore Hole Number one – two hours from Narrabri). This is her story:
... Being a full time mum I decided that it was time to further my education so I could have more career choices. I live in a small country town of Rowena in NSW. We have a primary and preschool, a shop, fuel station and a pub. I live on a farm and our roads are black soil so it doesn’t take much water to stop a four wheel drive getting through. (The mail gets delivered three times a week – if it’s not raining). (The phone was often out). I find living on the farm to be very time consuming and Distance Education can fit in with my daily life. If you do have problems it only takes a phone call or fax to sort it out. I’m in the process of doing another course by Distance Education and can’t wait until I start ...
Susan’s story is quite different, but also highlights the difficulties in attending classes: