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Medical Transcription course online curriculum

Our Medical Transcription course online curriculum gives you a thorough introduction to medical systems and terminology so you can become a knowledgeable medical transcriptionist. You will get lots of hands-on practice learning to accurately prepare healthcare reports on patient histories, physical examinations, operations, consultations, and more for a variety of medical specialities.

Medical Transcription Orientation

Medical Transcription 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.
  • Describe the various available health professions and the legal and ethical issues each faces.

Lesson Group 1: Medical and Body Systems Terminology

Lesson Group 1: Medical and Body Systems Terminology 

In this course, you’ll learn how to define basic medical terms and describe the anatomy and physiology of different body systems. You’ll also review the terminology associated with surgical procedures and chronic and infectious diseases. 

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

  • Explain how to build, define, and analyze medical terms.
  • Define terms and abbreviations associated with different body systems. 
  • Identify the characteristics of various surgical treatments and major chronic and infectious diseases.

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Program Description

The Medical Transcription certificate program is designed to provide you with the knowledge of the basic skills required of medical transcriptionists. You’ll review medical terminology and the style standards for medical records pertaining to various specialties. Additionally, you’ll learn about industry trends and the importance of medical editing.

Program Objectives

After completing the Medical Transcription program, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the personal and professional skills required for success in this profession, outline the job duties associated with this work, explain how medical transcriptionists are impacted by HIPAA and other ethical regulations, and describe the employment opportunities available to trained personnel.
  2. Describe how to build a strong base of medical terminology and use this terminology to accurately identify and describe body planes, anatomical directions, and the structures and functions of all major body systems.
  3. Identify and describe basic concepts related to examination procedures and positions, laboratory tests, radiography techniques, and pharmacology.
  4. Identify common problems and errors that occur during dictation or dictation conversion and explain when the transcriptionist should consult the Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR), the dictionary, style guides, or other reference materials.
  5. Explain why medical records are confidential and describe how transcriptionists participate in the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
  6. Transcribe various types of reports accurately from a variety of medical specialties and proofread this work both for accuracy and compliance with standard rules of grammar and style.
  7. Edit medical documents previously transcribed by voice recognition devices.

Dictating your allied health career

Ashworth College's API Program Name Career Diploma program helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412