Medical Transcription Training:

Modules 1 & 2: (4 weeks each module)

Modules 3 & 4: (4 weeks each module)

Anatomy/Physiology: “Structure and Function of the Body” Students will begin the training program with a comprehensive introduction to Anatomy/Physiology, which will focus on the body systems, their importance and function, and apply the text to everyday situations to which every student will be able to relate. The text is written at the appropriate level to stimulate critical thinking to those who are entering the medical field, whether it is in nursing or in any other health-related program. We feel that medical transcriptionists need to be fully prepared for all medical situations; so therefore, we want our transcriptionists to receive the same foundation as those who will be entering the nursing field. Testing is done periodically throughout this course. The student will follow guidelines of a syllabus.

Medical Terminology: “Language of Medicine” Upon completion of the Anatomy/Physiology, the student will begin the Medical Terminology portion of the training. In learning the medical language, the student will be able to effectively interact in the medical workplace, have the foundation to understand the context of the medical language and be able to apply it to their responsibility as a medical transcriptionist. Medical Terminology is a very challenging but interesting course. We find that our students enjoy the challenge and are very well equipped for the next phase of their training, which is the medical transcription portion. Testing is done periodically throughout this course. Students will follow guidelines of a syllabus.

Module 5: (4 weeks)

Module 6: (4 weeks)

English for Medical Transcription Careers: “Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation” A medical transcriptionist is expected to be proficient in the use of the English language as well as the medical language. Grammar and punctuation play a huge part in keeping the context of a medical report correct, so therefore, our students are expected to learn the rules of written language and thus apply them in their daily life. Our textbook/workbook is designed to give the student practice in applying the skills they have learned. Students will follow guidelines of a syllabus.

Pharmacology for Allied Health: This course is a basic introduction to the principles of pharmacology, classes of drugs by body systems as well as antivirals, antibiotics, vaccines and immunizations, and chemotherapy agents. Basic drug concepts and nomenclature required in the allied health professions will be stressed.

Module 7: (4 weeks)

Module 8: (4 weeks)

General Pathology: This course is a basic introduction to pathophysiology, which is the study of the body’s response to disease processes. This course teaches the fundamental concepts and processes pertaining to pathophysiology.

Fundamentals of Medical Transcription and Beginning Medical Transcription. This course is designed to continue expanding upon the learners’ knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, English and give the foundation skills needed to begin medical transcription within this course. Learners are introduced to transcription work types, word expanding software, and its impact on productivity as well as other necessary foundation skills to be successful in employment. This course utilizes computer based learning opportunities and technology used in the field of medical transcription. Also included is an introduction to the career based opportunities.

Modules 9, 10, 11 & 12: (4 weeks each module)

Modules 13, 14, 15, & 16 (4 weeks each module)

Beginning Medical Transcription: This course is designed to continue expanding upon the learners’ knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. This hands-on training implements all facets of medical transcription and is designed to offer real life experience in the field of medical transcription. This course offers the learner the experience of using medical transcription reference material as well as implementing the industry standard guidelines set by The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), as well as HIPAA compliance and Joint Commission updates. To address multicultural diversities in the industry of medical transcription, learners will be exposed to numerous different dialects of English as a Second Language (ESL) speaking physicians in all different medical specialties. This course utilizes computer based learning opportunities and technology used in the field of medical transcription. Also included is an introduction to the career based opportunities.

Intermediate Medical Transcription: This course is designed to continue expanding upon the learners’ knowledge of Anatomy/Physiology, Medical Terminology, English for Medical Transcription Careers and Beginning Medical Transcription. This hands-on training implements all facets of medical transcription and is designed to offer real life experience in the field of medical transcription. This course offers the learner the experience of using medical transcription reference material, as well as implementing the industry standard guidelines set by The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), as well as HIPAA compliance and Joint Commission updates. This course emphasizes acute care medical transcription. All medical specialties will be covered in this portion of the training with a focus on surgical reports. To address multicultural diversities in the industry of medical transcription, learners will be exposed to numerous different dialects of English as a Second Language (ESL) speaking physicians in all different medical specialties. This course utilizes computer based learning opportunities and technology used in the field of medical transcription. Also included is an introduction to the career based opportunities.

Modules 17, 18, 19 & 20 (4 weeks each module)

Module 21: (4 weeks)

Advanced Medical Transcription: This course is designed to continue expanding upon the learners’ knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. This hands-on training implements all facets of medical transcription and is designed to offer real life experience in the field of medical transcription. This course offers the learner the experience of using medical transcription reference material as well as implementing the industry standard guidelines set by The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), as well as HIPAA compliance and Joint Commission updates. The student will gain the overall medical knowledge needed to succeed in medical transcription. This course emphasizes acute care medical transcription, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology as well as Medicolegal Issues. All medical specialties will be covered in this portion of the training. To address multicultural diversities in the industry of medical transcription, learners will be exposed to numerous different dialects of English as a Second Language (ESL) speaking physicians in all different medical specialties. This course utilizes computer based learning opportunities and technology used in the field of medical transcription. Also included is an introduction to the career based opportunities.

Capstone Professional Practice Experience: This course is designed to unify the transcription training – to review all of the competencies learned, prepare for industry credentialing and prepare the student for employment.