Course Description: This course is an introduction to basic medical transcription through the process of transcribing medical dictation and completing related assignments.
Transcription skills emphasizing correct use of grammar, punctuation and spelling are studied. Basic transcription practice that includes a variety of dictated medical reports is also included. An emphasis on AAMT (American Association of Medical Transcription) style and format is included.
The student will gain exposure to the following specialties by transcribed reports and assignments: dermatology, urology, gastroenterology, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, neurology, psychiatry, pathology, and radiology
Schedule: Fall, Spring, and Summer. This course is offered in eight-week sessions, three times during the year. Sessions start at the beginning of fall semester, at the beginning of spring semester, and at the beginning of summer term.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: AH 134, AH 171, and PHRM 215.
Instructor: Melissa Coleman
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore. Mac computers are NOT compatible with software.
Other Materials: Medical Dictionary; Pharmaceutical Drug Reference; Headset; USB Foot pedal. All materials can be ordered by contacting the Bookstore.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
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