TRM511 - Medical Transcription

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Subject Title
Medical Transcription

Subject Description
In this course, students will acquire a working knowledge of the specialized rules to be used in medical transcription and will become familiar with major reference sources that will facilitate accurate transcription. They will use Microsoft Word software to accurately transcribe chart notes, a variety of hospital reports, and general correspondence taken from actual patient medical records. Students will learn appropriate medical style and formatting guidelines in order to create documents to acceptable medical office standards.
Emphasis will be placed on the development of medical vocabulary related to specific body systems; in addition, English language skills (grammar, punctuation, spelling, and proofreading) and listening and decision-making skills will be reinforced on an on-going basis.

Credit Status
TRM511 is a required credit for all Office Administration students enrolled in the one-year accelerated Office Administration--Health Services Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify the role, duties, and responsibilities of the medical transcriptionist in a healthcare system.

2. Examine major medical reference sources.

3. Identify the various inpatient forms used in a hospital.

4. Transcribe medical inpatient reports as dictated by physicians.

5. Apply specialized medical rules when transcribing documents.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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