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OFFC 1048 - Medical Transcription Skills

Office Skills Training Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

​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.

Prerequisite(s)

OFFC 1001 and (OFFC 1002 or OFFC 2001) and (OFFC 1008 or OFFC 1060)

Credits

2.0

Cost

$358.18

Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 66051

Thu Apr 11 - Thu May 30 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - May 30 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 103

Instructor

Baljit Lashar

Course Outline

Cost

$358.18

Notes

  1. * Permission required to register for this course IF the prerequisites have not been completed. Contact the Program Assistant aShine@bcit.ca 604-451-7198 * Minimum typing speed of 35wpm recommended for this class. * Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. * If this section is full, you can SUBSCRIBE to be notified if another section gets scheduled.

Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

OFFC 1048 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Medical Office Assistant
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2019

Books for Spring/Summer 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Medical Transcription
Author Diehl
Publisher Elsevier
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-43770-439-6
Price $131.95
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Medical Transcription (Digital Access Card) Vitalsource Ebook
Author Diehl
Copyright 2012
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-1-45573-655-3
Price $95.95
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Lanier Mp-555 / Spectra Sp-Vc5 Transcription Headset
Price $38.95
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