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Medical Transcription course curriculum

The Medical Transcription course curriculum includes real-world tools and hands-on lessons. Your training helps you develop the actual skills you will need for a successful career transcribing dictation, reports, and more for the healthcare field.

Medical Transcription Career Certificate Orientation

Medical Transcription Career Certificate Orientation  

In this course, you’ll examine 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, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century. You’ll also learn more about the allied health career options that are available to you and the necessary information you’ll need to be ethical, professional, and successful in those roles.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.
  • Differentiate between the various available allied health professions.
  • Describe the legal and ethical issues that arise when working in a healthcare facility.

Lesson Group 1: Medical Record Style

Lesson Group 1: Medical Record Style  

This course opens with a description of the healthcare documentation specialist and the purposes, components, and privacy and security requirements of various healthcare documentation. You’ll also review the basic standards of style when it comes to professional medical reports, records, and documents.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Summarize the role and responsibilities of a healthcare documentation specialist.
  • Describe the impact of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act on the healthcare field.
  • Identify the components of a health care record.
  • Recognize the standards of style used in medical documentation.

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Program Description

The Medical Transcription Fundamentals certificate program is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge of medical transcription. You’ll learn the style standards for medical records and other healthcare documentation pertaining to various specialties.

Program Objectives

After completing the Medical Transcription Fundamentals certificate program, you’ll be able to do the following:

  1. Explain the personal and professional skills required for success in medical transcription, outline the duties associated with this work, and describe the employment opportunities available to trained students.
  2. Identify and describe basic examination procedures and positions, laboratory tests, radiography techniques, and pharmacology.
  3. Identify common problems and errors that occur during dictation or conversion, and explain when specific reference materials should be consulted.
  4. Explain why medical records are confidential, and describe the components of HIPAA and other healthcare regulations that require transcriptionists to maintain patient confidentiality.
  5. Transcribe various types of reports accurately from a variety of medical specialties, and proofread this work for accuracy and compliance with standard rules of grammar and style.

Interpreting your job path

You'll gain job skills from every lesson in the Medical Transcription Fundamentals Career Certificate course and prep for your job search at the same time. The online tools available through the Ashworth College Central Network are integrated into your studies so you'll be ready to deliver a polished presentation of your qualifications to potential employers as soon as you graduate. You'll also be able to revisit the Ashworth College Central Network whenever you need to after you've earned your certificate. Learn more about it at the Ashworth College Career Services page.

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