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Medical Transcription: Beginning

OAT 260

Medical Transcription: Beginning

OAT 260

Course Description

Prerequisite: OAT 172, HSC 105, and one of the following: BIO 101, BIO 131, BIO 132, BIO 140, BIO 152, BIO 153, BIO 160, or BIO 240; all with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0). Introduces techniques for transcribing physicians' dictation of medical progress notes, operative reports, letters, and miscellaneous medical documents. Incorporates extensive practice and application of medical terminology, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. Uses various medical forms and covers editing techniques. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Operate transcription equipment to produce legally acceptable medical documents in final form from physicians' dictation.

Objectives:

  • Use and adjust transcription equipment effectively
  • Transcribe dictation from both American-born and foreign-born physicians in multiple medical specialties
  • Edit to correct terminology, grammar, spelling, punctuation, word division, and contextual errors in transcribed material
  • Identify and use legally acceptable closures in documents

Use multiple resources as problem solving tools when transcribing and editing medical dictation.

Objectives:

  • Use medical and English dictionaries.
  • Use software spell-checking features.
  • Use the Physician's Desk Reference.
  • Demonstrate a resourceful approach to the search for new or problem words.

Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the workplace.

Objectives:

  • Participate in class.
  • Follow written and oral directions.
  • Complete and submit assignments on time.
  • Participate constructively in activities.
  • Display civility toward other class members and the instructor.
  • Demonstrate academic integrity.