Medical Transcription Courses

Medical transcription will prepare the student for entry-level in-house employment as a medical transcriptionist by providing the basic knowledge, understanding, and skills required to transcribe healthcare dictation and prepare patient care documents with accuracy, clarity, consistency, and timeliness, applying the principles of professional and ethical conduct.

MODULE I

 

SECTION I - LANGUAGE ORIGINS AND ADAPTATIONS

Chapter 1 - Etymology

Chapter 2 - Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation

Chapter 3 - Medical Words

 

SECTION II - DYNAMICS OF MEDICAL VOCABULARY AND WORD STRUCTURE

 

Chapter 1 - Word Dynamics

Chapter 2 - Body Dynamics

Chapter 3 - Medical Instruments & Equipment

Chapter 4 - Medical Specialties & Specialists

Chapter 5 - Diagnostic Medicine

Chapter 6 - Abbreviations

Chapter 7 - Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 8 - Diagnostic Medicine

Chapter 9 - Abbreviations

Chapter 10 - Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 11 - Pharmacology

Chapter 12 - Just for Fun

GLOSSARY AND REFERENCES ILLUSTRATIONS

Anatomical Words, Drug References & Instruments (on-line access)

DRUG LISTING - generic alpha, name brand cross-reference, plus 200 of the most commonly prescribed drugs.

MODULE II

SECTION I - INTRODUCTION AND ORIENTATION

A. Report Types

B. OUTPATIENT REPORTS

C. INPATIENT REPORTS

 

SECTION II

Keys (actual transcribed reports) to the 16 hours (1,000 minutes) of dictation - all physician dictation, 85 hospital, 15 clinical.

 

PHARMACOLOGICAL COMPENDIUM : Pharmacology is the study of drugs and their interactions with living organisms. It is one of the oldest branches of medicine. The course material includes:

 

*   Drug terminology

* Dosages, schedules

* Terms, symbols, spelling, packaging

* Administration

* Classification (brand, generic, and trade name)

* Drug use/listings by medical specialty

 

SECTION III -

SURGICAL COMPENDIUM : Includes General, Breast, Digestive, Intra-abdominal, Bowel, Colon, Rectal, Anal, Biliary, Ear, Nose and Throat, Endocrine, Herniae, Nail, I&D, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Otolaryngology, Reconstructive, Thoracic, Urologic, Cardiovascular Surgery - with all related terms listings, dictation and sample reports.

* 4 hours of dictation for pronunciation specifics

APPENDIX

* Surgical Instruments, Supplies

* Sutures and Dressings

* The Dictation: - Is a  practical experience is the best teacher, and 20 hours of dictation by men, women, foreign doctors, all styles and difficulties, is just about everything you will encounter in the work place, and the Companion Key are used to compare your work against the actual transcripts, one report at a time.

* The Professional Edge HomeBiz Book - This book is an excellent resource on how to set up a home business, find and apply for independent contract work or market and sell your own clients.

o Current & Projected Status of the Home Business Market

o Home Business Types o Self Assessment

o Business Naming & Legal Entity Setup, e.g., Corporation, LLC, etc.

o Marketing & Sales

o Medical Transcription - specifically for medical transcription home business

o Appendices jam-packed with resources - including $100s worth of documents, Articles of Incorporation/Organization, Operating Agreement, sample contracts, solicitation letters and proposals, resumes, and much much more.

 

* The Professional Edge Exam - This is the Final Exam, necessary to receive a Certificate of Training and a Letter of Recommendation. Depending on your final score, certificate and/or letters are provided. The final will provide you the look and feel of a real employer exam.

 

We encourage you to compare this syllabus with any similar medical transcription course.

 

 

 

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