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|Discipline and Nbr:
EXTERNSHIP: MED TRASCRIP||
Externship: Medical Transcription
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.50||Lecture Scheduled||.50||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||8.75
|Minimum||3.50||Lab Scheduled||0||8 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||9.00|| ||Contact DHR||157.50
| ||Contact Total||9.50|| ||Contact Total||166.25
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 17.50||Total Student Learning Hours: 183.75||
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)
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Must have a negative TB test and immunization clearance.
Schedule of Classes Information
Practical experience in hospitals, clinics, or with a mentor, to develop medical transcription skills.
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.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
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
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:
f. appropriate appearance
g. interest in and willingness to learn
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
E. Presentations by independent medical transcriptionists and
physical therapist (ergonomics)
III. Computer lab experience - to prepare students for specific
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
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
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,
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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.||
Materials will be provided in the workplace setting.