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Medical Transcription Course Syllabus

for Medical Transcription Training Program

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

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

PHARMACOLOGICAL COMPENDIUM

Pharmacology is the study of drugs and their interactions with living organisms. It is one of the oldest branches of medicine. The course material includes:

  • 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

APPENDIX

  • Surgical Instruments, Supplies
  • Sutures and Dressings

REFERENCE MATERIAL

  • 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