SRJC Course Outlines

6/21/2024 5:31:04 PMMA 170C Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  MA 170CTitle:  ADV MED TRANSCRPTN  
Full Title:  Advanced Medical Transcription
Last Reviewed:9/19/2005

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.009 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.009 min.Lab Scheduled36.00
 Contact DHR7.00 Contact DHR63.00
 Contact Total13.00 Contact Total117.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 153.00 

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 71

Catalog Description:
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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)

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Typing physicians' dictation of graduated difficulty from a variety of medical specialties using cassette tapes, transcribing machines & computers.
(Grade Only)

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:
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.  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
   in transcribing.
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
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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,
        omissions, errors
     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
     A. Names
     B. Classifications
     C. Dosages
     D. Common uses

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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
   written homework.
7. Quizzes (3-8); 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 - 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%
Ethical issues.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 70%
Medical transcription.
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%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION. By Ettinger & Ettinger. Emc Pub, 2003
ADVANCED MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION. By Destafano & Federman, Saunders. 2003
of Medical Transcription. 1990
PHARMACEUTICAL WORD BOOK. By Drake & Drake, Saunders. 2004

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