MEDA279 Medical Transcription II

Department of Professional Studies: Medical Assisting

I. Course Number and Title
MEDA279 Medical Transcription II Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
MEDA275 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
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. Course Learning Goals

    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.
  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 Course Learning Goals

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

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 12/98; Revised 4/05; Revised 12/2009; New Core 8/2015