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.
* Permission required to register for this course IF the prerequisites have not been completed. Contact the Program Assistant WITH YOUR STUDENT NUMBER: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. ***Please note that you will need to supply your own headset by the second class. You can purchase the recommended one at the Burnaby campus bookstore: www.bcitbookstore.ca/bcit **If you want to use a headset other than the recommended one, bring it to the first class to ensure it will be compatible with our system. **No spare headsets are available; not having a suitable headset on the day it is needed, or forgetting to bring yours to any of the subsequent OFFC 1048 classes will be considered a missed class.
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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
OFFC 1048 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Books for Winter 2020 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.
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Medical Transcription (Digital Access Card) Vitalsource Ebook
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