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Medical Documentation OFFC 1008

Office Skills Training Course

Course details

​This course teaches you how to create professional medical documents. There is an emphasis on letter formatting and accuracy. You will be introduced to ergonomics, transcribing rules, and medical abbreviations in preparation for medical transcription.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$274.80

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of OFFC 1008 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 86259

Duration

Mon Jan 16 - Mon Feb 27 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 86259
  • $274.80
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 16 - Feb 27 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Baljit Lashar

Course outline

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Cost

$274.80

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. No class February 20th. Minimum typing speed of 30wpm recommended for this class. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Computer, Microphone, and Webcam required.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Produce medical documents using proper formatting techniques.
  • Produce medical documents by correctly applying transcription rules.
  • Distinguish between words that sound similar but are grammatically different in meaning and use.
  • Differentiate between full block and modified block.
  • State when a number should be a figure, in spelled-out form, or as a Roman numeral.
  • Produce professional-looking documents, letters, and emails that are respectful to the recipients and contain proper paragraphs, proper sentence structure, correctly-spelled words and abbreviations, and correct grammar.
  • Produce documents, letters, and emails that are styled appropriately for different audiences, such as managers, co-workers, physicians, patients, and businesses.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

Medical Documentation (OFFC 1008) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Medical Office Assistant
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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