Introduction to Medical Transcription

Course Aim
Students will gain comprehensive knowledge in the fundamental document creation aspects of the Medical Office Assistant (MOA) industry.
Of Interest To
This course is of interest to individuals actively pursuing MOA training as part of their life-long career journey. It is designed to provide the opportunity for students to develop the skills required to offer administrative support within the medical industry.
Method of Delivery
Students are enrolled at the campus with a scheduled start date and are supported by a stand-up instructor.

Course Introduction

Introduction to Medical Transcription provides students with an understanding of medical documents and how to create them. Students learn the fundamental concepts of all aspects of medical transcription, how to create accurate documents, the importance of confidentiality with regard to medical reports, the rules of proofreading and editing, and how to transcribe medical reports using the correct capitalization, numbers, punctuation, abbreviations, symbols, and metric measurement rules. Students also expand their knowledge of proper grammar and punctuation through proofreading exercises. This course consists of 15 days (75 hours) of daily, participative learning sessions.

Course Prerequisites

Completion of Medical Office Procedures, Medical Terminology, Word Level 1, and Keyboarding Level 1.

Course Notes

Students are supplied with textbooks for ongoing reference. In addition to quizzes, tests, and assignments, there is a final exam upon completion of the course. Students must achieve a mark of 75% overall and on the final exam to successfully complete the course.

Course Breakdown

Punctuation: Identifying and correctly using various types of punctuation such as the comma, semi-colon, hyphen, period, and decimal point.

Word Formatting: Identifying and correctly using various types of word formatting such as capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, and symbols.

Grammar: Identifying and correctly using proper grammar, focusing on various parts of speech such as nouns, verbs, and pronouns, correctly defining word-choice pairs, and creating proper sentence structure.

Transcribing Correspondence and Medical Reports: Accurately formatting and transcribing various types of medical reports including consultation reports, operative reports, and history and physical examination reports, as well as preparing a variety of medical letters and doctors’ notes.