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Course details

This course introduces students to the words and phrases of medical practice with the assistance of a software program. Medical terms that students previously studied will relate to those heard with the software. Through this course, students will develop entry-level transcription skills for transcribing dictated materials accurately and completely, following the proper documentation requirements used in specific areas of the medical field. This course is also designed for medical office personnel wishing to upgrade their medical transcription skills.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of CLRK 1010 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 50172


Sat Sep 16 - Sat Dec 02 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 50172
  • $417.30
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 02 Sat 15:30 - 18:45 Online

Baljit Lashar

Course outline




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. Minimum typing speed of 35wpm recommended for this class. *Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. *Permission from the Program Assistant required to register for this course if the prerequisite has not been completed. **Please note that you will need to supply your own headset by the second class. You can purchase the recommended one at the Distance and Online campus bookstore along with the required textbook: *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 the Learning Hub. 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 6-8 hours per week on your studies, starting the first week. *Contact Paul Sawyer Program Head No class Sept 30 or Nov 11.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Transcribe a patient's physician's orders.
  • Navigate a hospital system to transcribe orders for the correct department.
  • Identify which departments perform which tests.
  • Transcribe a patient's test appointments or preparations in advance of treatment.
  • Record patient information provided by another department and transcribe instructions.
  • Access a patient's current chart to find information.
  • Access a patient's history.
  • Spell generic and brand-name drugs.
  • Spell medications, medical terminology, and abbreviations by memory and by consulting reference books.
  • Transcribe a variety of medical dictation reports from different departments, including diagnostic radiology, X-Ray, MRI, and medical consultations.
  • Photocopy, fax, and distribute reports.

Effective as of Winter 2023

Related Programs

Transcription (CLRK 1010) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Healthcare Unit Clerk
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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