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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.

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.

Disease Processes and Surgical Procedures 

An overview of the terminology related to major chronic and infectious diseases as well as surgical treatments for those diseases.

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Program Description

The Medical Transcription program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to transcribe various types of healthcare documents. Students are introduced to the healthcare record, transcription technology, standard practices, and style perspectives. They learn to transcribe documents related to all medical specialties, including cardiology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology, and psychiatry. Students also learn how to edit medical documents transcribed by voice recognition devices.

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 API Program Name Career Diploma program help 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 EDGE, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth EDGE 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.

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