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Comprehensive Medical Transcription Training Online


Registrations for Online courses accepted starting 1/1/19 through 5/31/19.


Contact Hours: 120


 

Course Description

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The Professional Medical Transcription course is widely known as the most effective training method to become a medical transcriptionist.  It was developed by a company who was in the medical transcription business for 26 years.  It provides:

  • The course follows the AHDI (AAMT, American Association of Medical Transcription) standards for training
  • Exactly what is needed to learn in a "platform learning system" unique in the training field
  • All of the reference materials required to learn medical transcription are included in the course
  • No memorization is required as all teaching is done with contextual learning using multisensory tasking (keyboard, listening and seeing)
  • Actual physician dictation not professionally dictated reports so you are trained in the real world of dictation

This course has been used to train hundreds of MTs, including the authors of other training programs. This is online learning at its best. 

The training course will prepare you very well for anything that requires medical transcription or medical terminology. With over 300 hours of transcription practicum (actual physician dictation) [most courses have 100 hours], you will be well prepared to work in the field.  Over 70% of medical transcriptionists work at home as “contract” employees.  Many graduate MTs set up home businesses and acquire their own clients.  Plan to work for:

  • Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Disability Determination Units
  • Legal malpractice firms (personal injury)
  • Insurance companies
  • Government entities


What you will need:  Unlike most other courses, no additional books are required since the references are available online within the course itself.
 
What is not included and you will need to acquire: 

A medical dictionary of your choice which may be purchased from any book store or online, either Dorland’s or Stedman’s are good choices either new or used ($30 range)

A foot pedal waveplayer which attaches to your computer USB port and allows you to stop and start dictation with your foot as you would in actual transcription.  You may purchase online at:

 http://www.altoedge.com/pedals/index.html - order the “Infinity USB Transcription Foot Pedal, $69.50

Grades & Self Reporting: You will have 6 months to complete this course and take your final exam. If no final is taken, your grade will be posted as an incomplete." Shortly after enrollment you will start receiving regular email notifications regarding your course of study. We will be asking how you are progressing in this class. It is your responsibility to respond to our emails and work to finish this course within the time period stated. Not responding to these update notices could result in significant delays, grade reporting issues and failure in the class. Your goal is to complete the course and pass your final exam.
 
Upon successfully passing the Final Examination with an 85% or better score you will for a feee receive a Certificate of Completion.
 


 

Outcome

After completing this course, successful candidates will :

  • Pass typical employer examinations
  • Fulfill requirements for over 100 hours of transcription practice
  • A practical and straight forward knowledge of medical terminology and transcription rules
  • Develop a working knowledge of a highly complex and prestigious area of expertise
  • Develop the skills to perform and the business knowledge to set oneself up in business or contract for work
  • Find work in a field that continues to be in high demand

Be able to work at home


 

Assessment

Throughout every element of the course, interactive exercises are used to build wodk learning skills, research capability, Internet expertise and dramatically improve typing skills and speed.

The  final examination is comprehensive and well provides the flavor of what to expect when testing for a future employer. Coaching is available from mentor/instructor.

The course itself is self-contained and self-paced with exercises throughout that are oriented as self-assessment "quizzes." It is a fun rather than a laborious, difficult process.

Evaluation of student performance will be based upon the following criteria: Final exam = 100% of subject grade. Course must be completed within 6 months of the start date. Extensions are granted and a fee is charged.


 

Outline

Detailed Outline Covers the Following Topics:

TIME FOR COMPLETION: 470 hours
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I – LANGUAGE ORIGINS AND ADAPTATIONS
(75 hrs – 65 instruction, 10 laboratory/practicum)

  • Etymology
  • Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation
  • Medical Words

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II – DYNAMICS OF MEDICAL VOCABULARY AND WORD STRUCTURE
(75 hrs – 65 instruction, 10 laboratory/practicum)

  • Word Dynamics
  • Body Dynamics
  • Medical Instruments & Equipment
  • Medical Specialties & Specialists
  • Diagnostic Medicine
  • Abbreviations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Diagnostic Medicine
  • Abbreviations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug listing – generic alpha, name brand cross-reference, plus 200 of the most commonly prescribed drugs.

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION THEORY
(70 hrs – 20 instruction, 50 laboratory/practicum)

  • Report Types
  • Outpatient Reports
  • Inpatient Reports
  • 16 hours (1,000 minutes) of dictation – all physician dictation, 85% hospital, 15% clinical. Answer keys included

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION PRACTICUM
(230 hrs – 20 instruction, 210 laboratory/practicum)

  • 20 hours of physician dictation
  • Keys (actual transcribed reports) to the dictation
  • 20 hours of specialty dictation

PHARMACOLOGICAL COMPENDIUM
(10 hrs – 10 instruction, 0 laboratory/practicum)

Pharmacology is the study of drugs and their interactions with living organisms. It is one of the oldest branches of medicine. The course material includes:

  • Drug terminology
  • Dosages, schedules
  • Terms, symbols, spelling, packaging
  • Administration
  • Classification (brand, generic, and trade name)
  • Drug use/listings by medical specialty

SURGICAL COMPENDIUM
(10 hrs – 10 instruction, 0 laboratory/practicum)

  • Includes General, Breast, Digestive, Intra-abdominal, Bowel, Colon, Rectal, Anal, Biliary, Ear, Nose and Throat, Endocrine, Herniae, Nail, I&D, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Otolaryngology, Reconstructive, Thoracic, Urologic, Cardiovascular Surgery – with all related terms listings, dictation and sample reports.
  • 4 hours of dictation for pronunciation specifics

APPENDIX

  • Surgical Instruments, Supplies
  • Sutures and Dressings
  • Abbreviations
  • Online medical dictionary
  • AHDI Style Rules

Instructor :
Dates : 05/31/19
Days : Online
From : 9:00am - 9:00pm
Fee : $1599.00
Course Number : H146


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