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Medical Documentation OFFC 1008

Office Skills Training Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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

Domestic fees

$293.11 - $303.74 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of OFFC 1008 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 86259

Duration

Mon Jan 15 - Mon Feb 26 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 86259
  • Domestic fees $293.11
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 15 - Feb 26 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Baljit Lashar

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$293.11

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course is delivered synchronously online. No class Feb 19. Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. This is not a self-paced course as 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. Textbook is required for first class. Find it at the BCIT bookstore and on the website: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance. Computer, microphone, and webcam required. Contact Paul Sawyer, Program Head with any questions: paul_sawyer@bcit.ca.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of OFFC 1008 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 66028

Duration

Mon Apr 15 - Mon May 13 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 66028
  • Domestic fees $303.74
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 15 - May 13 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 Online
Instructor

Baljit Lashar

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$303.74

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course is delivered synchronously online. Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. This is not a self-paced course as 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. No class May 20. Textbook is required for first class. Find it at the BCIT bookstore and on the website: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance. Computer, microphone, and webcam required. Contact Paul Sawyer, Program Head with any questions: paul_sawyer@bcit.ca.
Status

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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