Course Abstract Details

OFFC-240, Medical Transcription

Credits: 3

Course Description

OFFC-240, Medical Transcription, is a self-directed online course that emphasizes the rules for typing medical forms and reports as well as medical terminology. It also familiarizes students with medial office routines. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091, HIT-111 and OFFC-220. Self-paced. 3 credits. 3 billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

1. Become familiar with the field of Medical Transcription, including the overall job environment, job expectations, performance standards, the purpose and information contained on the most common reports, and the issues and importance of record confidentiality and release of information. (General Education Goal #4, Program Goal #2) 

2. Acquire basic knowledge of medical terms and their elements, learn, how the elements of terminology can be interchanged to meet specific needs, become familiar with physicians? terms that map the human body, learn the directional and positional terms used in diagnosis, and recognize the diagnostic importance of color and pain sensations and modern medical imaging procedures. (Program Goal #1) 

3. Use medical terms correctly according to the context and purpose of the communication, be able to select and use appropriate general and specific reference materials, key documents of varying complexity and format, transcribe authentic medical dictation requiring concentration and listening skill, edit medical reports to conform with AAMT style guidelines, and proofread and correct transcripts to produce error-free documents. (Program Goal #3) 

4. Study the following specialties used as a context in meeting the above course objectives: dermatology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology (ENT), pulmonology, cardiology, gastroenterology, obstetrics & gynecology, urology & nephrology, orthopedics, neurology, hematology-oncology, and immunology. 

5. Demonstrate the ability to apply correct punctuation and grammar, identify correct spelling of words, and apply proofreading skills in recognizing and correcting errors. (Program Goal #3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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