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|Discipline and Nbr:
ADV MED TRANSCRPTN||
Advanced Medical Transcription
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||9 max.||Lecture Scheduled||18.00
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||4.00||9 min.||Lab Scheduled||36.00
| ||Contact DHR||7.00|| ||Contact DHR||63.00
| ||Contact Total||13.00|| ||Contact Total||117.00
| ||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: 36.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 153.00||
Designed to introduce the student to the demands of acute hospital transcription. Students keyboard actual physician dictation of graduated difficulty from a variety of medical specialties. Application of medical terminology in the medical specialties.
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in MA 170B ( or MA 70B or MSR 70B)
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Typing physicians' dictation of graduated difficulty from a variety of medical specialties using cassette tapes, transcribing machines & computers.
Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in MA 170B ( or MA 70B or MSR 70B)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
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:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Utilize various formats to prepare history and physical reports,
operative reports, pathology reports, discharge summaries,
consultation reports, and radiology reports used by physicians in
preparing patients' hospital records.
2. Identify, spell and accurately incorporate medical terminology
distinctive to specific specialties when producing medical
reports from physician dictation.
3. Write the meanings, medical abbreviations and/or spellings from a
given list of medical terms distinctive to medical specialties.
4. Utilize an increasingly diverse array of reference sources available
to hospital transcriptionists.
5. Develop a transcriptionist's notebook for medical terminology
6. Analyze and deal with increasingly difficult dictations; e.g., fast,
slow, accents, omissions and errors.
7. Identify and utilize terminology for common procedures, instruments,
and anesthetics related to the various specialties.
8. Improve proofreading skills and analyze personal errors and problems
9. Use problem-solving techniques to identify ethical and legal issues
pertaining to transcribing medical reports.
10. Demonstrate listening skills and medical terminology vocabulary
development by producing increasingly complex transcription copy.
11. Identify drug classifications and correctly spell commonly used
medications within a broad range of specialties.
12. Based on subsequent repeats, student will:
a. Analyze and deal with increasingly difficult dictation
b. Improve proofreading skills
c. Produce increasingly complex transcription copy with decreasing
Topics and Scope
I. Transcriptionist's Legal and Ethical Responsibilities when Dealing
with Medical Records
A. Differentiation of ethical from legal behaviors
B. Problem-solving - ethical issues
C. Problem-solving - legal issues
II. Terminology Specific to Major Medical Specialties
III. Terminology Specific to Surgery
A. General surgery and other surgical specialties
B. Common procedures, instruments, and anesthetics
IV. Formats of Major Hospital Reports: consultation, operative report,
discharge summary, radiology and pathology report
V. Transcription Listening Skill Development
A. Transciption of increasingly complex dictation
B. Dealing with difficult dictation; fast, slow, language accents,
C. Identification of report format from miscellaneous dictations.
VI. Transcription Typing Skill Development
A. Timed typing of medical terminology and reports to improve
typing speed and accuracy
B. Repetition of familiar terminology and report formats to improve
accuracy and typing speed
C. Proofreading and analysis of transcription by student to
analyze and reduce errors
VII. Reference Source Identification and Utilization
A. New references and websites for transcriptionists
B. Student transcriptionist's notebook
VIII. Pharmacology Terms and Classifications in Transcription
D. Common uses
1. Transcription of 80-100 physician-dictated medical reports within
a variety of medical specialties. Dictations will include medical
terminology of increasing complexity within the medical specialties;
dictators will include slow, fast, accented, and other problematic
challenges of transcription.
2. Completion of written assignments including:
a. Problem-solving several ethical and legal issues, 5-20 questions
relating to 8-10 medical specialties.
b. 5-10 word lists: study meaning, spelling and pronunciation.
3. Skill demonstration of transcription, proofreading and error analysis,
utilizing timed writings and transcription analysis checklists.
4. Student-kept transcription notebook of terms difficult to spell,
use or capitalize, including abbreviations.
5. Reference source utilization, documented by answering 5-20 questions
and completing 4-6 web site access assignments.
6. Reading: 5-10 pages weekly of pharmacology with 2-6 pages of
7. Quizzes (3-8); final exam.
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
10 - 20%
|Written homework, Notebook.||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
5 - 15%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
60 - 70%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
15 - 20%
|Multiple choice, Matching items, Transcription from dictation.||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION. By Ettinger & Ettinger. Emc Pub, 2003
ADVANCED MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION. By Destafano & Federman, Saunders. 2003
AAMT MODULES FOR GENERAL MEDICINE, GENERAL SURGERY. American Association
of Medical Transcription. 1990
PHARMACEUTICAL WORD BOOK. By Drake & Drake, Saunders. 2004