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The Medical Transcription certificate program includes medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and human disease processes to provide the basis for the student to correctly interpret the medical practitioner’s spoken dictation. Courses in English grammar, proofreading and editing teach the skills necessary to produce the written medical records which are used for billing, on-going patient care, and legal documentation. Students will transcribe medical dictation of increasing difficulty while learning shortcuts to increase their productivity. Successful completion of this 43-credit program prepares the student to enter the work force as an entry-level medical transcriptionist.
MT 099 - Medical Transcription Test Preparation
This non-credit course is designed to help prepare the student for the assessment testing which is customarily required when seeking a position as a medical transcriptionist. Typically only those who score well on these assessments will be offered employment in the field.
MT 110, MT 120, MT 140, MT 200, MT 170, MT 190, MT 210, MT 240, MT 220, MT 260, MT 280, MT 290.
MT 110 - Medical Records and the MT
Summarizes resources, tools, and references necessary to succeed as a medical transcriptionist. Explores the purpose and required content of the various types of medical records used in healthcare facilities including proper formatting and use of medical abbreviations. Physical exam and laboratory data are studied in detail. Requires familiarity with MS Word and ability to touch-type.
MT 120 - Language of Medical Transcription
Medical terminology for the medical transcriptionist. Concentrates on medical prefixes, suffixes, root words, combining forms, and difficult-to-learn medical words which are commonly misspelled or do not follow the general rules of medical terminology. Includes formation of Greek and Latin plurals. Requires familiarity with MS Word and ability to touch-type.
MT 140 - Grammar Essentials for MTs
Develops the grammar skills necessary for the medical transcriptionist to produce a finished product that correctly utilizes general rules of English usage, punctuation and grammar. Enables the MT to identify and avoid run-on sentences and ensure proper subject/verb agreement. Requires familiarity with MS Word and ability to touch-type.
MT 170 - Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes for MTs
Introduces the medical transcription student to basic human anatomical structures and the various diseases that affect them, including disease entities, diagnoses, and treatments. Also familiarizes students with the major body systems—the digestive, excretory, reproductive, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems—and the diseases associated with them. Requires familiarity with MS Word and ability to touch-type.
MT 190 - Pharmacology, Lab Data, Physical Exam
Explores common physical exam and laboratory findings and the significance of those findings being abnormal. Properly expressing laboratory test values is emphasized. Since abnormal physical exam or laboratory findings often results in the prescription of medications, the pharmacology of the most commonly prescribed drugs is studied. Requires familiarity with MS Word and ability to touch-type.
MT 200 - Beginning Medical Transcription
Introduction to medical transcription including operation of word processing and transcribing equipment, application of the specialized rules of grammar and punctuation peculiar to medical dictation, and correct usage and spelling of medical terminology while transcribing reports in a variety of medical specialties. Includes when to use medical abbreviations, when to expand them, and how to use medical references and other resource materials. Introduces use of the Internet for research purposes. Explores the MT’s role in the reimbursement cycle and risk management, emphasizing proper release of medical information. Students begin to learn to interpret the meaning of the transcribed medical report. Requires familiarity with MS Word and ability to touch-type.
MT 210 - Editing and Proofreading for MTs
Application of grammar essentials to facilitate reading and understanding of the medical report including ensuring correct sentence structure and subject/verb agreement and utilization of correct punctuation. Emphasizes using the context of the medical reports to distinguish and correct improperly used terms, and identifying and correcting mistakes made by the transcriptionist. Familiarity with MS Word and ability to touch-type.
MT 220 - Focus on Medical Specialties for MTs
Focuses on the specialties of cardiology, ENT, dental, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, laboratory medicine, neurology, OB/Gyn, and ophthalmology. Emphasizes medical terms, abbreviations, laboratory results, medications and procedures related to the above-named medical specialties. Requires familiarity with MS Word and ability to touch-type.
MT 240 - Intermediate Medical Transcription
Entails transcription of prepared medical tapes in a variety of specialties to improve speed, accuracy, and productivity. Identification of obvious medical inconsistencies and when it is acceptable to edit, correct, clarify, or question medical dictation which is incorrect or ambiguous or which does not make sense. The role and value of professional organizations to the MT and the impact of regulatory agencies and production and accuracy standards and expectations in the work place are defined. Instruction in interpreting the meaning of the transcribed medical report.
MT 260 - Shortcuts/Technology/Employment
Covers the importance of and legal requirements for maintaining patient confidentiality. Delineates employment and self-employment opportunities in medical transcription and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of employment. Covers the requirements and logistics of setting up a home business and time management techniques for productivity when working at home. Studies the current technology and future trends of the business of medical transcription. Studies difference forms of compensation including rates and structures in medical transcription. Includes preparation of resume and cover letter. Requires familiarity with MS Word and ability to touch-type.
MT 280 - Advanced Medical Transcription Practicum
Advanced medical transcription enables the student to further improve speed, accuracy, and productivity while transcribing a variety of medical specialties. Emphasis is on correctly using medical terminology, appropriately editing, and properly deleting extraneous expressions which impede comprehension in order to produce a final neat, error-free transcript. Students continue to improve their ability to interpret the meaning of the transcribed medical report. Emphasis is placed on responsibility and reliability through weekly deadlines and a practicum model utilizing a formal confidentiality agreement and weekly timeliness logs. Requires familiarity with MS Word and ability to touch-type.
MT 200, MT 240.
MT 290 - Speech Recognition for MTs
Introduces the medical transcription student to speech recognition technology's (SRT) role in the health information management industry, including the history of SRT and how it works. Designed to give the student a working understanding of the SRT engine and how MTs and medical editors fit into SRT. Includes SRT practicum. Requires familiarity with MS Word and ability to touch-type.
MT 200, MT 240, MT 280 or may take MT 280 concurrently.
REQUIREMENT CODE KEY
- AAS - Option II code (if applicable)
- C - Communication Skills
- NS - Natural Science
- H - Humanities
- SS - Social Sciences
- NS-L - Natural Science Lab
- Q - Quantitative Skills
- TE - Transfer Elective (A list)
- D - Diversity course
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