Medical transcription is the manual conversion of a physician’s dictated medical reports concerning a patient’s health status. This requires an individual to be familiar with medical terminology, formatting requirements, and detailed oriented to ensure patient records are accurate. The Comprehensive Medical Transcription Certificate program includes instruction in medical vocabulary, anatomy and related terminology, and medical office procedures. Upon completion of these initial foundation topics, the student will progress to the medical transcription courses.
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The goal of the program is for the student to gain a basic understanding of medical terminology, develop transcribing skills, speed and accuracy, and gain skills in editing and proofing documents.
Upon completion of this certificate program, students are expected to be able to:
- Understand common medical terms
- Follow dictation instructions to transcribe and create appropriate medical documents
- Develop speed during medical transcription
- Develop accuracy during medical transcription
- Proof and edit medical documents
Completion: Students must successfully complete 16 semester credit hours to earn a Comprehensive Medical Transcription Certificate.
Comprehensive Medical Transcription Certificate Program – Topics Include
Transcription Process and Guidelines
Types of Medical Documents
Medical Office Procedures
Case Studies and Laboratory Tests