Medical Transcription Syllabus

Program Clock Hours:  500

Semester Credit Hours:  33

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I – LANGUAGE ORIGINS AND ADAPTATIONS

  • Etymology
  • Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation
  • Medical Words

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II – DYNAMICS OF MEDICAL VOCABULARY AND WORD STRUCTURE

  • Word Dynamics
  • Body Dynamics
  • Medical Instruments & Equipment
  • Medical Specialties & Specialists
  • Diagnostic Medicine
  • Abbreviations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Diagnostic Medicine
  • Abbreviations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug listing – generic alpha, name brand cross-reference, plus 200 of the most commonly prescribed drugs.

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION THEORY

  • Report Types
  • Outpatient Reports
  • Inpatient Reports
  • 16 hours (1,000 minutes) of dictation – all physician dictation, 85% hospital, 15% clinical. Answer keys included

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION PRACTICUM – over 100 hours of transcription practice

  • More than 20 hours of physician dictation
  • Keys (actual transcribed reports) to the dictation
  • 20 hours of specialty dictation

PHARMACOLOGICAL COMPENDIUM

  • Drug terminology
  • Dosages, schedules
  • Terms, symbols, spelling, packaging
  • Administration
  • Classification (brand, generic, and trade name)
  • Drug use/listings by medical specialty

SURGICAL COMPENDIUM

  • Includes General, Breast, Digestive, Intra-abdominal, Bowel, Colon, Rectal, Anal, Biliary, Ear, Nose and Throat, Endocrine, Herniae, Nail, I&D, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Otolaryngology, Reconstructive, Thoracic, Urologic, Cardiovascular Surgery – with all related terms listings, dictation and sample reports.
  •  4 hours of dictation for pronunciation specifics

REFERENCE MATERIAL INCLUDED (ONLINE ONLY)

  • AHDI Book of Style
  • Stedman’s Medical Terms and Phrases
  • Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
  • Stedman’s Laboratory Values
  • Physician’s Finder
  • Abbreviations
  • Medical and Surgical Equipment Words
  • Quick Look Drug book
  • Stedman’s Medical Speller, plus all the online references in the course itself

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