Academic Affairs Committee
November 19b, 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,
Action: Proposed new courses for AAS degree in Medical Transcription
Rationale: The following are descriptions of courses which will be required for the approved AAS degree in Medical Transcription.
Course Descriptions for AAS Medical Transcription:
This course introduces the student to the basics of medical transcription. The student will learn to operate equipment used in medical transcription as well as transcribe medical reports using appropriate formats. Language skills and medical terminology will be utilized to transcribe dictation.
This course is the first course in a two semester sequence which surveys the fundamental nature of disease. It includes the study of common human diseases and conditions including etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic and treatment modalities, prognoses and prevention as they relate to medical transcription and medical information coding.
This course builds on the concepts introduced in CD 100. It emphasizes the vocabulary related to various body systems. Students are expected to appropriately use medical terminology related to medical and surgical specialties, as well as diagnostic and interventional procedures.
This course introduces students to the legal, ethical and professional aspects of medical transcription. Regulatory standards, patient confidentiality, documentation, copyright law and patient and employee rights are explored.
In this course, the student learns about technology associated with medical transcription. Security issues and confidentiality issues related to the patient record are explored. Additionally, the student learns to research healthcare topics electronically. Technological standards and trends in the healthcare industry are evaluated.
In this course students apply the principles learned in MT 100 to specific body systems using case studies. Special consideration is given to the patient chart. By the end of the course, students will be able to transcribe medical histories, physical examinations, patient discharge summaries, and other agency reports.
This course is the second course in a two semester sequence which surveys the fundamental nature of disease. It includes the study of common human diseases and conditions including etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic and treatment modalities, prognoses and prevention as they relate to medical transcription and medical information coding.
This course consists of 270 hours of practical medical transcription experience emphasizing use of a variety of healthcare documents.
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