SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 3:01:42 AMMA 170B Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 170BTitle:  INTERMED MED TRANSC  
Full Title:  Intermediate Medical Transcription
Last Reviewed:9/19/2005

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled24.00
 Contact DHR3.00 Contact DHR24.00
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total64.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 96.00 

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 70B

Catalog Description:
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Designed to introduce the student to the medical reports, formats, and vocabulary required to transcribe medical dictation in the hospital, medical office, or from home as an Independent Medical Transcriptionist. Students use transcription machines and computers to transcribe physician dictation of graduated difficulty using a variety of medical reports. Includes principles of English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and use of medical terminology and keyboarding skills.

Course Completion of MA 170A ( or MA 70A or MSR 70A or MSR 70) and Course Completion of MA 162 ( or MA 62 or MSR 62B)

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduces the student to transcription skills required in the hospital, clinic & medical office. Includes transcription of dictations of medical reports of graduated difficulty using transcribing machines and computers; principles of English grammar, punctuation, spelling and the language of medicine.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MA 170A ( or MA 70A or MSR 70A or MSR 70) and Course Completion of MA 162 ( or MA 62 or MSR 62B)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
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 students will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate listening skill and medical terminology vocabulary
   development by producing increasingly complex transcription copy
   with decreasing errors.
2.  Transcribe from physician-dictated medical reports, including
   consultations, operative reports, discharge summaries, histories
   and physicals.
3.  Utilize at least five reference sources available to
4.  Utilize proper vocabulary and spelling skills and recognize homonyms,
   eponyms, and antonyms used in English and medicine.
5.  Recognize when a number should be typed as a figure, word or Roman
6.  Recognize 150-300 abbreviations commonly used in medical dictation,
   state meanings of 90-150 abbreviations, and name 2-4 reference sources
   for identification of unfamiliar abbreviations.
7.  Construct plural and adjective endings on a variety of medical
8.  Prepare a history and physical using a variety of acceptable styles.
9.  Explain what information appears in various medical reports; e.g.,
   operative, pathology, radiology, consultation.
10. Transcribe medical reports with increasing speed and accuracy.
11. Alphabetically organize a transcriptionist's notebook, adding
   unfamiliar spellings, capitalizations, pronunciations, and uses.

Topics and Scope
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I.  English spelling
     A. Rules
     B. Frequently misspelled words
II.  Medical spelling
     A. Rules
     B. Unusual words
     C. Drug names
III.  Reference material uses
     A. Medical dictionaries and specialized wordbooks
     B. Web sites with transcription resources
     C. Students' transcriptionist notebook
IV.  Transcribing numbers, figures and abbreviations
     A. Listening skills: "You hear...You type"
     B. Symbols
     C. Numbers vs. figures
     D. Abbreviations reference (list)
V.  Word endings
     A. Forming plurals of medical terms
     B. Noun endings
     C. Adjective endings
VI.  Antonyms, Eponyms, and Homonyms
VII.  Preparation of a history and physical
     A. Formats
     B. Data included
VIII.  Preparation of various medical reports
     A. Formats and data included
     B. Types
        1. discharge summary
        2. operative report
        3. pathology report
        4. radiology report
        5. consultation report
        6. autopsy report

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1.  Transcription of 40-60 physician-dictated medical reports within a
   variety of medical specialties.  Dictations will include medical
   terminology of increasing complexity within the medical specialties.
2.  Completion of chapter written assignments including:
     a. 5-30 sentence-restructuring questions, composition of 5-20
        paragraphs and letters; problem-solving 1-5 ethical and
        legal issues; 5-20 questions relating to reference work.
     b. 5-20 word lists: study meaning, spelling and pronunciation.
3.  Skill demonstration of transcription, proofreading and error
   analysis actions, utilizing timed writings and transcription
4.  Student-kept transcription notebook of terms difficult to spell,
   use or capitalize, including abbreviations.
5.  Reference source utilization, documented by answering 15-20 questions
   and completing 4-6 website access assignments.
6.  Quizzes (6-8) and a final exam.

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
10 - 30%
Written homework, Notebook.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
55 - 70%
Medical transcription.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 20%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Medical transcription from dictation.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION. Ettinger, Blanche and Ettinger, Alice. Emc Pub,
SURGICAL WORD BOOK. By Tessier, W.B. Saunders. 2004

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