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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

September 25, 2001

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, x4521, hbiblehi@mnsfld.edu.

Degree and Program Title: AAS Degree in Medical Transcription

 

 

  1. Rationale for program:

    Medical transcriptionists are in demand in Northern Pennsylvania and nationally. The U.S. Department of Labor website reports that the job prospects for medical transcriptionists is expected to grow at an average rate (10 to 20%) through 2008.

  2. Program description for the catalog:

    The AAS Degree in Medical Transcription is a two year degree program offered by Mansfield University's Robert Packer Department of Health Sciences. The program prepares medical transcriptionists to interpret and transcribe dictation by physicians and other healthcare professionals regarding patient assessment, workup, therapeutic procedures, clinical course, prognosis, etc. editing dictated material for grammar and clarity as necessary and appropriate.


    Medical Transcription students begin their first semester of study at Mansfield University. The following three semesters consist of course work and laboratory/hands-on experience at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Medical transcriptionists must possess excellent English grammar skills as well as keyboarding skills. Jobs are found in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, transcription services, insurance companies, and home health agencies. Employment trends indicate in addition to jobs in healthcare agencies, medical transcriptionists also work in homes as independent contractors or as home-based employees.

  3. Program Objectives: At the end of the program, the graduate will:
    1. Apply rules of proper English grammar, punctuation, and style and use correct spelling and logical sentence structure to all medical transcription documentation.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, clinical medicine, laboratory tests, pharmacology, surgery, imaging techniques, and pathology as it pertains to medical transcription.
    3. Demonstrate ability to operate designated medical transcription equipment.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the ocntent, purpose and legal aspects of health records.
    5. Demonstrate professional behavior and an understanding of the legal and ethical aspects of medical transcription.
    6. Function at a level worthy of employment as a medical transcriptionist.

  4. Effect proposal has on other programs:

    Students should be able to take General Education courses which are already scheduled. The only exception may be offering a one credit wellness course in Sayre.

 

 

 

AAS Degree in Medical Transcription

Semester One--Mansfield Campus

ENG

112

Composition I

3 credits

BSC

121

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

***

***

Fine Art

3 credits

ENG

230

Writing for Business (W)

3 credits

CIS

103

Introduction to Computers

3 credits

***

***

Freshman Experience

1 credits

TOTAL CREDITS

17 credits

Semester Two--Sayre Campus

COM

101

Oral Communication

3 credits

BSC

121

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

CD

100

Fundamentals of Medical Terminology

3 credits

MT

100

Medical Transcription I

4 credits

MT

101

Disease Processes I

2 credits

TOTAL CREDITS

16 credits

Semester Three--Sayre Campus

MT

102

Medical Terminology

2 credits

MT

103

Professional Development and Medical-Legal-Ethical Issues

3 credits

MT

104

Healthcare Records

3 credits

MT

200

Medical Transcription II

4 credits

MT

201

Disease Processes II

2 credits

***

***

General Education

3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS

17 credits

Semester Four--Sayre Campus

MT

202

Medical Transcription Practicum

6 credits

CD

220

Pharmacology and Medical Technology

3 credits

***

***

Wellness

1 credit

***

***

General Education

3 credits

***

***

General Education

3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS

16 credits

HPE in Sayre?

General Education courses in Sayre?

 

 

 

 

 

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