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 Fall 2022 term.
Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 02 (8 weeks)
- 8 weeks
- CRN 45365
Class meeting times
|Sep 14 - Nov 02||Wed||18:30 - 21:30||Online|
- 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. * Permission required to register for this course IF the prerequisites have not been completed. Contact the Program Assistant Sferguson38@bcit.ca with your student number. * Minimum typing speed of 35wpm recommended for this class. * Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations.
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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