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.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of OFFC 1008 for the Fall 2023 term.
Mon Sep 18 - Mon Nov 20 (6 weeks)
- 6 weeks
- CRN 45364
Class meeting times
|Sep 18 - Nov 20||Mon||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
*Online delivery, 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. *Textbook is required for first class. Find it at the Distance & Online campus bookstore and on their website: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/. *Computer, Microphone, and Webcam required. * Minimum typing speed of 30wpm recommended for this class. * Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. * No classes Oct 02, 09, 16 *Contact the Program Head Paul_Sawyer@bcit.ca with your student number.
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
Medical Documentation (OFFC 1008) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business + Media
- Medical Office Assistant
Associate Certificate Part-time
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