MEDA289 Medical Transcription: Surgery

Department of Professional Studies: Allied Health & Nursing: Medical Assisting

I. Course Number and Title
MEDA289 Medical Transcription: Surgery
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
MEDA275 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This advanced-level course will provide skills needed to accurately transcribe physician-dictated reports for surgical transcription practices from all major body systems and medical specialties. Emphasis is on developing accuracy, speed, and medical knowledge for transcribing chart notes, history and physical examination reports, consultations, operative reports, and discharge summaries.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will
      1. prepare and transcribe a variety of operative reports using MS Word software or a web-based medical transcription program;
      2. apply proper medical terminology while transcribing a variety of operative reports; and
      3. prepare and edit the 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. cardiovascular/thoracic surgery transcription
    2. gastrointestinal surgery transcription
    3. genitourinary surgery transcription
    4. head and neck surgery transcription
    5. neurosurgery transcription
    6. OB/GYN surgery transcription
    7. orthopedic surgery transcription
    8. plastic surgery transcription
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals will be based on 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 - 1/04; Revised 4/05; Revised 12/2009