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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 4 Months

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  What You'll Learn

Our Medical Transcription program is comprised of customized lessons designed to help you easily grasp the material. You’ll gradually build your knowledge from an understanding of basic concepts to the performance of professional-level skills, as you practice transcribing actual medical reports. 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 Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Allied Health Careers  

Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues students may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.

Lesson Group 2: Medical and Body Systems Terminology

Medical Terminology  

Fundamentals and origins of medical terms; analyzing, defining, and creating medical terms; identifying major body structures and directional terms.

Body Systems 1 

Anatomy, physiology, and basic terminology related to the integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systems.

Body Systems 2 

Anatomy, physiology, and basic terminology related to the urinary and reproductive systems; gynecology, obstetrics, and neonatology terms and conditions; anatomy of the eyes and ears.

Lesson Group 3: Introduction to Medical Transcription and Healthcare Documentation

Introduction to Healthcare Documentation and the Healthcare Record 

Attributes of a professional transcriptionist; health record privacy; protected health information and disclosure; HIPAA regulations; creation and components of health records; commonly dictated healthcare reports.

Documentation Technology and Transcription Practices  

Security measures for health information; recommended encryption standards; speech recognition technology; electronic health records; abbreviation expansion software; auditory discrimination; electronic references and Internet resources; proofreading and editing strategies; productivity strategies.

Perspectives on Style  

Common terms used in healthcare documentation; frequently misspelled or misused words; Arabic and Roman numerals; units of measure; abbreviations and acronyms; capitalization and punctuation rules; subject-verb agreement; symbols; correcting inverted and fragmented sentences.

Transcribing for Psychiatry and Dermatology 

Common psychiatric diseases; diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in psychiatry; psychiatric pharmacology; advanced wound therapy; surgical and laboratory dermatology procedures; pharmacology for dermatology.

Transcribing for Family and Internal Medicine 

Pediatrics; otorhinolaryngology; endocrinology; hematology; oncology; geriatrics; common diseases, blood disorders, and cancers.

Lesson Group 4: Documentation and Transcription for Medical Specialties

Transcribing for Pulmonary Medicine, Ophthalmology, and Cardiology  

Structure and function of the respiratory system, eyes, and cardiovascular system; common pulmonary, ophthalmology, and cardiovascular terms; common diseases of the respiratory system, the eyes, and the cardiovascular system; diagnostic and surgical procedures; pulmonary, ophthalmic, and cardiovascular drugs and their uses; related laboratory tests and procedures.

Transcribing for Urology, Nephrology, Obstetrics, and Gynecology  

Structure and function of the urinary tract and male reproductive system; genitourinary terms, diseases, diagnostic and laboratory tests, surgical procedures, and drugs; structure and function of the female reproductive system; common ObGyn terms; patient care during pregnancy and delivery; common diseases of the female reproductive system; ObGyn diagnostic and surgical procedures, laboratory tests, and drugs.

Transcribing for Gastroenterology and Orthopedics 

Structure and function of the gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal systems; common gastrointestinal and orthopedic terms, diseases, and drugs; common fractures of the extremities; gastrointestinal and orthopedic diagnostic and surgical procedures and laboratory tests and procedures.

Transcribing for Neurology, Diagnostic Imaging, and Pathology  

Structure and function of the nervous system; common neurology terms and drugs; diseases of the nervous system; neurology diagnostic and surgical procedures and laboratory tests and procedures; imaging and pathology terms; imaging procedures, techniques and views; contrast agents and radionuclides; gross and microscopic examination; biopsy and autopsy reports.

Professional Issues  

Work environments and options for medical transcriptionists; questions and considerations for jobs in healthcare documentation; cover letters and resumés; employment search strategies; improving performance on employment tests; employment and networking resources; healthy ergonomic practices.

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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:

  • Full-color textbook and customized learning guides
  • Foot pedal
  • Medical dictionary
  • 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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