MEDA279 Medical Transcription II

Department of Business Studies: Medical Assisting

I. Course Number and Title
MEDA279 Medical Transcription II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
MEDA275 (C or better)
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This intermediate-level course will provide skills needed to accurately transcribe physician-dictated reports. Emphasis is on developing accuracy, speed, and medical knowledge for transcribing chart notes, history and physical examination reports, consultations, and discharge summaries. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment in doctors' offices and clinics.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will
      1. prepare transcribed chart notes, history and physical examination reports, consultations, operative reports, discharge summaries, and autopsy reports in all specialty areas using correct medical terminology and abbreviations while complying to HIPAA regulations and using the latest version of MS Word or web-based medical transcription software; and
      2. prepare and edit a transcript to correct obvious grammatical and punctuation errors.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. radiology transcription
    2. pathology transcription
    3. orthopedic transcription
    4. gastrointestinal transcription
    5. cardiology transcription
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, quizzes, performance based transcription tests, and weekly performance based transcription assignments.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 12/98; Revised 4/05; Revised 12/2009