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Medical Transcription Training

Career Diploma in
Medical Transcription

Put your interest in administration and your passion for healthcare to use with our Medical Transcription training. We’ll provide you with the fundamental information you’ll need to succeed as a medical transcriptionist. With our Medical Transcription course, you’ll learn useful information including medical terminology, medical insurance processing and coding and managing the flow of medical records.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Exams
  • Program Length: As few as 6 Months

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  What You'll Learn

Our Medical Transcription training course is comprised of 18 comprehensive lessons. You’ll gradually build your skills from an understanding of basic concepts to professional-level skill. Hands-on practice lessons are just like getting on-the-job training. Key topics include...

  • The medical transcription profession
  • Transcribing medical reports
  • Components of the health care record
  • Human anatomical systems
  • Common procedures and treatments

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Lesson 1: Basic Medical Terminology and The Human Body  

Medical word building; the roles of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes; body directions, planes and cavities; the major body systems; terms used to describe cells, tissues and glands; medical specialties.

Lesson 2: The Integumentary System  

Major structures and functions of the integumentary system; terms used to describe the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of skin disorders.

Lesson 3: Skeletal and Muscular Systems  

The major structures and functions of the skeletal and muscular systems; types of joints and muscles; terms related to the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of the skeletal and muscular systems.

Lesson 4: The Digestive System  

Major structures and functions of the digestive system; terminology related to the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of digestive illnesses.

Lesson 5: The Cardiovascular, Blood and Lymphatic Systems  

Major structures and functions of the cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems; types and functions of blood vessels; terms related to the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of the cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems.

Lesson 6: The Respiratory and Nervous Systems  

Major structures and functions of the respiratory and nervous systems; major parts of the brain by location and function; diagnosis, pathology and treatment terms relating to the respiratory and nervous systems.

Lesson 7: The Urinary and Endocrine Systems  

Major structures and functions of the urinary and endocrine systems; terms used to describe the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of urinary and endocrine gland disorders; the hypothalamus and endocrine glands; functions of the hormones secreted by the glands.

Lesson 8: Ears and Eyes  

Major structures and functions of the eyes and ears; terms describing the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of eye and ear disorders.

Lesson 9: Reproductive Systems  

Major functions and structures of the male and female reproductive systems; terms relating to the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of male and female reproductive disorders.

Lesson 10: Oncology, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine  

Cancer classifications; diagnosing cancer; cancer treatment and prevention; dangers and safety precautions associated with x-rays; diagnostic and therapeutic benefits of radiology and nuclear medicine.

Lesson 11: Medical Fundamentals and Perspectives On Medical Transcription  

The medical transcription profession; medical reports; the health care record; technology; references; work environments; history and physical exam; laboratory tests; pharmacology; a doctor's view of transcription; employment issues; humor in medicine; transcribing practice.

Lesson 12: Style Guide  

Abbreviations and symbols; apostrophes; brief forms and medical slang; capitals; colons; commas; dashes; editing; eponyms; flagging reports; format; grammar; hyphens; numbers; parentheses and brackets; periods; question marks; quotation marks; semicolons; slash mark; spelling and usage.

Lesson 13: Dermatology, Otorhinolaryngology and Ophthalmology  

Transcribing dermatology, otorhinolaryngology and ophthalmology; dictation; anatomy in brief; terminology; lay and medical terms; history and physical exam; common diseases; diagnostic and surgical procedures; pharmacology.

Lesson 14: Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine  

Transcribing cardiology and pulmonary; dictation; anatomy in brief; terminology; lay and medical terms; history and physical exam; common diseases; diagnostic and surgical procedures; pharmacology.

Lesson 15: Gastroenterology and Endocrinology  

Transcribing gastroenterology and endocrinology; dictation; anatomy in brief; terminology; lay and medical terms; history and physical exam; common diseases; diagnostic and surgical procedures; pharmacology.

Lesson 16: Urology and OB-GYN  

Transcribing urology and ob-gyn; dictation; anatomy in brief; urology and ob-gyn terminology; lay and medical terms; history and physical exam; common diseases; diagnostic and surgical procedures; urology and ob-gyn pharmacology.

Lesson 17: Orthopedics and Neurology  

Transcribing orthopedics and neurology; dictation; anatomy in brief; terminology; lay and medical terms; history and physical exam; common diseases; diagnostic and surgical procedures; orthopedics and neurology pharmacology.

Lesson 18: Psychiatry, Pathology and Radiology  

Transcribing psychiatry, pathology and radiology; dictation; anatomy in brief; terminology; lay and medical terms; history and physical exam; common diseases; diagnostic and surgical procedures; pharmacology.

Career Search Guide  

Locating the best career opportunities; assembling your resume; preparing for the interview; follow-up; landing the job you want.

Time Management Guide  

How to improve your efficiency and productivity as a student and later in your medical transcription career.

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  What You Get

Complete our Medical Transcription training at home and on your terms. Start on your schedule, study at your own pace and get help when you need it. We’ve eliminated the hurdles so you can make fast progress!

Carefully selected Medical Transcription course content balances integral theoretical concepts and practical application. Your tuition covers:

  • Detailed medical transcription textbook & study guides
  • CD-ROM with audio dictations
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
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At graduation you’ll receive earn a beautiful diploma and may our annual graduation ceremony. Your diploma from our accredited Medical Transcription course will be an asset on your resume, impressing prospective employers with your commitment to success.

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