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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Excelsior College, Center for Professional Development | Evaluated Learning Experience

Medical Transcription with Medical Terminology (CPD083)

Location: 
Various, distance learning format.
Length: 
300 hours.
Dates: 

November 2011 - May 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the importance of the confidential nature of medical reports; transcribe medical reports using correct report format and capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, symbols, and metric measurements; correctly spell the English and Medical terms and abbreviations; and correctly identify the knowledge, skills, abilities, and responsibilities required of medical transcriptionists.

Instruction: 

This course prepares students to transcribe medical reports and learn necessary skills to obtain employment as an entry-level position as a Medical Transcriptionist. Students have access to a 60-hour medical terminology course. Students listen to simulated dictations which duplicate real-life situations which regional accents and background noises. Prerequisites: Basic understanding of word-processing programs including creating documents, emailing, and printing, keyboard proficiency, and a working knowledge of Medical Terminology.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Medical Transcription (10/13).

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