Medical Transcription


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Identify and define the knowledge, skills, abilities, and responsibilities required of a medical transcriptionist, including medical editing.
 

Details

 
Prerequisite: Medical Terminology
 
Hours / Duration: 10 weeks/50 days - 100 total hours
 
Cost: $450 (Includes Text)
 
A great advantage of Medix Online is that you can complete our programs quickly and at your own pace.
 

Course Description
 

1.      Transcribe medical reports using correct report format.
 
2.      Transcribe medical reports using correct capitalization, number, punctuation, abbreviation, symbol, and metric measurement rules
 
3.      Identify and define the knowledge, skills, abilities, and responsibilities required of a medical transcriptionist, including medical editing.
 

Learning Objective

 
By the end of this course, students should understand the following:
  • Understanding of the functions and proper use of transcription equipment
  • Describe the importance of the confidential nature of medical reports. Be aware of HIPPA guidelines for the medical transcriptionist.  
  • Describe the content and purpose of the types of inpatient medical reports.
  • Describe the content and purpose of the types of outpatient medical reports and correspondence.
  • Understanding of abbreviations that should not be used in transcription, hospitals, or medical settings.
  • Spell correctly both the English and medical terms and abbreviations presented, either by memory or by using a dictionary or medical book.
  • Define the medical terms and abbreviations presented, either by memory or by using a dictionary or reference book.
  • Define the prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes presented.  
  • Recognize the advantages of having current reference material and be able to use it effectively.
  • Use standard proofreader’s marks to edit medical reports without changing either the meaning or the dictator’s style.
  • Recognize the opportunities offered to medical transcriptionists.
 
 

Course Schedule

 
Unit 1: Introduction to Transcription
 
Unit 2: Understanding Medical Records
 
Unit 3: Understanding Medical Terminology
 
Unit 4: Transcription Rules and Report Formatting
 
Unit 5: Transcribing Inpatient Medical Reports: Reproductive System  
 
Unit 6: Transcribing Inpatient Medical Reports: Cardiopulmonary System
 
Unit 7: Transcribing Inpatient Medical Reports: Integumentary System
 
Unit 8: Transcribing Inpatient Medical Reports: Nervous System
 
Unit 9: Transcribing Inpatient Medical Reports: Musculoskeletal System
 
Unit 10: Transcribing Inpatient Medical Reports: Respiratory System
 

Evaluation

  • Discussion Posts 20%
  • Quizzes 40%
  • Summary Reports 40%
 

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*This program does not require approval under the Private Career College Act, 2005