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OFFC 1008 - Medical Documentation

Office Skills Training Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$269.34

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 86259

Mon Jan 17 - Mon Feb 28 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 17 - Feb 28 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Baljit Lashar

Course Outline

Cost

$269.34

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. *No class February 21st. *Minimum typing speed of 30wpm recommended for this class. *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 course content. 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 7-10 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. *Computer, Microphone, and Webcam required.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

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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

OFFC 1008 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Medical Office Assistant
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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