AH 222 - Medical Transcription I
3 Semester Hour Credits
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 follows the traditional on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
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: Allison Getzlaff
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:
- Transcribe medical reports without critical patient care errors.
- Develop speed and accuracy in transcribing medical reports.
- Utilize reference materials and other resources efficiently and faithfully.
- Learn and use editing and proofreading techniques.
- Recognize and use various report formats.
- Learn and apply the AHDI Rules of Style in transcribed reports.
- Produce accurate and error-free documents.
- One transcription assignment per chapter (four reports), completed assignments e-mailed to instructor using proper transcription format as taught in the course
- Seventeen chapter quizzes and a final online exam
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- The course uses online quizzes/exams that do not require a proctor; the time allowed for completing exams is not limited.
- Exams can be taken at any computer with Internet access; therefore, students need to set up or select an environment conducive for testing (e.g. distraction-free area at home, a computer lab at a library, etc.).
- Students are expected to complete the course in 8 weeks or less. This means that students need to take a MINIMUM of 1 or 2 chapter tests each week (18 tests in all).
- Quizzes consist of a mixture of question types including matching, true/false, multiple choice, and short answer questions. There are approximately 15 questions on each chapter quiz and 100 questions on the final exam.
- Quizzes are taken in sequence following the order of the chapters. Students are not allowed to take quizzes out of sequence. For example, the quiz on Chapter 4 can not be taken until a student has completed the quizzes on Chapters 1, 2, and 3.
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