If you are interested in the exciting world of medical transcription, this program will help you get there. You can find medical transcription jobs in hospitals, medical clinics and even positions that work from home. The medical transcription field is a fast paced business, ideal for those looking for a challenge and who have excellent communication skills.
This program covers terminology, beginning and advanced transcription practices along with medical office specialties including physician's orders.
In order to be successful in this program a good understanding of Microsoft Office and accurate typing skills are required.
Level 1 Expected Availability Credits Fall Winter Summer Processing of Physicians' OrdersHLTH-1007 2 Yes Yes Yes Enable students to demonstrate appropriate processing skills for the completion of physicians' orders. Medical Terminology & AnatomyHLTH-1209 3 Yes Yes Yes This basic course will focus on the anatomical structure and functions of the human body and the related terminology used to describe body parts, structure, and function. Related terminology will also include general or symptomatic terms, diagnostic terms, surgical procedures and abbreviations. Medical Transcription FundamentalsOFAD-1021 3 No No No This course will enhance the learning achieved in previous and prerequisite courses for medical transcription that students need to enter the field with confidence. Students will experience a practical and effective approach, with follow-up questions in each chapter to promote class discussion and exercises designed to reinforce concepts and procedures. Students will have a conceptual and practical understanding of general medical terms and various medical specialties in a way that is easy to remember. Detailed transcription tips throughout the course will offer useful information and hints, and there is a CD-ROM that includes 10 hours of actual dictation, sample reports, and other data needed to prepare the documents discussed in the text. Advanced Medical TranscriptionOFAD-3001 3 No Yes No This course is designed for the transcriptionist wishing to perfect their skills in medical transcription and terminology. The main purpose of this course is to develop and refine skills to a competitive level by using the learning activities included in the textbook. Medical KeyboardingOFAD-1010 3 No Yes No This is NOT a learn to type course. This course is designed to familiarize the user with beginning medical keyboarding, advanced keyboarding, medical language, grammatical and office skills. It includes case histories, a variety of medical reports, technical terminology and timed writings. These exercises will help the learner increase their knowledge of terms they will encounter on-the-job, and will improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy. A very brief introduction to Medical Transcription is included. This course is a prerequisite for the Beginning Medical Transcription course.
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