This course teaches the production of medical documents with emphasis on letter formatting, speed and accuracy drills and five-minute timings. Included is an introduction to ergonomics, transcribing rules and medical abbreviations in preparation for medical transcription.
Typing speed of 35 wpm or better. Students will be tested the first night of class.
This course was retired after the Fall 2018 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Produce medical letters using proper formatting techniques
Employ basic ergonomic practices for work-related stress and fatigue
Utilize transcription rules correctly in the production of various medical documents
Identify words that sound similar but are grammatically different in meaning and use
Apply abbreviations properly in the production of various medical documents
Increase typing speed through weekly speed and accuracy drills and five-minute timings
Effective as of Fall 2012
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