- International Fees
International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
This course introduces you to the words and phrases of medical practice with the assistance of a software program. Medical terms that you previously studied will relate to those heard with the software. Through this course, you will develop entry-level transcription skills for transcribing dictated materials in an accurate and complete manner, following the proper documenting requirements used in areas of the medical field. This course is also designed for medical office personnel wishing to upgrade their medical transcription skills.
- 65% in OFFC 1001
Below is one offering of OFFC 1048 for the Winter 2024 term.
Wed Jan 03 - Wed Feb 21 (8 weeks)
- 8 weeks
- CRN 86262
- Domestic fees $368.45International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
|Jan 03 - Feb 21||Wed||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.
- International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
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. 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: email@example.com.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Transcribe medical dictation in the correct format for medical letters, chart notes, history and physical reports, discharge summaries, operative and pathology reports, and miscellaneous medical reports.
- Apply correct transcription rules in the production of various medical documents.
- Properly capitalize and punctuate documents.
- Construct plural and adjective endings of medical terms.
- Correctly spell English words, medical terms, and abbreviations, presented by a software program, either by memory or by utilizing a dictionary or reference book.
- Correctly spell generic and brand name drugs by referring to the Physician's Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS).
- Demonstrate effective proofreading and editing skills.
Effective as of Fall 2018
Medical Transcription Skills (OFFC 1048) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business + Media
- Medical Office Assistant
Associate Certificate Part-time
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