SRJC Course Outlines

7/19/2024 4:20:55 AMMA 166.2 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 166.2Title:  EXTERNSHIP: MED TRASCRIP  
Full Title:  Externship: Medical Transcription
Last Reviewed:9/19/2005

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.50Lecture Scheduled.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum3.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR157.50
 Contact Total9.50 Contact Total166.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  17.50Total Student Learning Hours: 183.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MA 66.2

Catalog Description:
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Practical experience in hospitals, clinics, offices, or with mentors, to develop medical transcription skills in preparation for entry-level employment as a medical transcriptionist. Emphasis on the ability to function under stress with accuracy, speed, and utilization of resources in challenging medical transcription settings.

Course Completion of MA 170C ( or MA 71 or MSR 71) and Course Completion of MA 161 ( or MA 61 or MSR 61) and Course Completion of MA 160 ( or MA 60 or MSR 60 or MSR 69)

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Must have a negative TB test and immunization clearance.

Schedule of Classes Information
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Practical experience in hospitals, clinics, or with a mentor, to develop medical transcription skills.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MA 170C ( or MA 71 or MSR 71) and Course Completion of MA 161 ( or MA 61 or MSR 61) and Course Completion of MA 160 ( or MA 60 or MSR 60 or MSR 69)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Must have a negative TB test and immunization clearance.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability, utilizing various formats, to prepare
history and physical reports, operative reports, discharge summaries,
pathology reports, emergency reports, radiology reports, and other
reports and protocols used by hospitals, medical offices, and clinics
for patient record preparation.
2. Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking involved with
proper and safe use of equipment, procedures and processes utilized by
medical transcriptionists in hospitals, medical offices or with
independent medical transcriptionists .
3. Apply principles and skills which have been learned in prerequisite
and corequisite courses.
4. Adhere confidentiality and other ethical and legal concepts
while working in medical transcription settings.
5. Utilize references, resources, and proofreading to accurately
transcribe physician's dictation.
6. Communicate effectively, with cultural sensitivity, with
transcriptionists and their supervisors.
7. Demonstrate professionalism in the clinical setting.
8. Keyboard medical reports with greater speed and accuracy through
repetition of formats and specialized medical terminology, enhanced
listening skills, and familiarity with common phraseology and medical
9. Maintain a transcriptionist's notebook for medical terminology
10. Utilize current resources and problem-solving techniques to address
problems encountered by the independent medical transcriptionist.
11. Evaluate various medical transcription occupational settings and
12. Write a resume and cover letter.
13. Interview competently for a medical transcription position.

Topics and Scope
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I.     Medical Transcription Externship - Medical transcription
externship experience in a hospital transcription department, medical
office or clinic, or with an independent medical transcriptionist.
   A.      Meet with transcription supervisor to discuss and update
           transcription task list and to review evaluation process
   B.      Students will be:
           1.  practicing within professional/ethical scope of
               practice for medical transcriptionists
           2.  applying concepts and utilizing techniques learned
               in all previous courses
           3.  communicating effectively, with cultural sensitivity, with
               instructor, supervisor, and transcriptionists
           4.  transcribing medical reports that will include some but
               not all of the following:
                 a. history and physical reports
                 b. operative reports
                 c. discharge summaries
                 d. pathology reports
                 e. emergency reports in a variety of specialty area
           5.  developing a transcriptionist's notebook that will
                 a. medical terminology
                 b. Internet sites
                 c. other information related to effective medical
           6.    demonstrating professional behaviors including:
                 a. dependability
                 b. punctuality
                 c. cooperation
                 d. confidentiality
                 f. appropriate appearance
                 g. interest in and willingness to learn
                 h. initiative
II.       Medical transcription seminars (four 2-hour seminars, one every
two weeks for eight weeks)
    A.        Orientation to medical transcription externship
           1.  procedures, process, expectations, and evaluation
           2.  assigned experience
    B.     Analysis of skills and problem solving related to medical
           Transcription externship experience
    C.     Resume writing and preparation for employment.
    D.     Preparation for American Association of Medical Transcription
           certification exams
    E.     Presentations by independent medical transcriptionists and
           physical therapist (ergonomics)
III.      Computer lab experience - to prepare students for specific
clinical experiences
    A.      Transcription of medical and surgical dictation for specialty
            areas and more complex dictations in radiology, family
            practice, surgery, orthopedics (25 hours)
    B.      Correcting copy with keys and reviewing errors with

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1. Complete the required number of hours, performing a variety of
designated medical transcription tasks, during assigned externship in a
medical facility under a transcriptionist's supervision or with an
independent medical transcriptionist.
2. Maintain a timesheet.
3. Compile a folder of transcription at assigned medical setting for
evaluation and demonstration of progress. Include and update your
transcriptionist's notebook.
4. Complete 20-40 corrected transcription drafts plus perfect copies of
orthopedics, radiology, family practice, or surgery dictation in computer
lab (25 hours).
5. Complete a 1-2 page weekly report, including type of transcription,
successes and problems encountered, goals for next week and goal
achievements and revisions from last week's goals.
6. During seminars, discuss externship experience, participate in problem-
solving exercises, roleplay interpersonal conflicts and communication
7. Complete 1-3 externship experience problem-solving exercises at each
8. Complete weekly task sheet update with externship supervisor.
9. Meet with instructor and supervisor when requested.
10. Write a resume and cover letter.
11. Role play job interview skills.
12. Participate in final performance evaluation with instructor, Include
transcription supervisor's evaluation, timesheet, task sheet, student
evaluation of program, and future plans.
13. Adhere to standards of professionalism: dependability, punctuality,
cooperation, appropriate appearance, interest in and willingness to learn,
and initiative.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 20%
Report; resume and cover letter.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Problem solving exercises.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 65%
transcription from dictation; role play; evals.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Professionalism and attendance.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Materials will be provided in the workplace setting.

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