MEDA275 Medical Transcription I

Department of Professional Studies: Medical Assisting

I. Course Number and Title
MEDA275 Medical Transcription I
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
OADM140 (C or better); and MEDA120 (C or better) or BIOL115 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
The student will develop transcription skills to accurately transcribe medical papers and reports, such as: history and physicals, consultation reports, operative reports, discharge summaries, x-ray reports, pathology reports, autopsy reports, and letters.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate competency in the transcription of medical reports and papers while using a specialized transcription software;
    2. reproduce dictated medical reports with a high degree of speed and accuracy while performing within legal and ethical standards; and
    3. demonstrate an understanding of the various medical reference resources that can be used to verify terminology, abbreviations, symbols, medications, and laboratory tests.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. dermatology/plastics transcription
    2. gastrointestinal transcription
    3. cardiopulmonary transcription
    4. HEENT/pediatrics transcription
    5. genitourinary transcription
    6. OB/GYN transcription
    7. orthopedic transcription
    8. neuropsychiatric transcription
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, performance-based transcription tests, quizzes, and weekly transcription assignments.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Revised 4/05; Revised 12/2009; New Core 8/2015