The Center for Continuing Education
Midwestern State University
• MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
& MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
According to the current edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Transcription is among the ten fastest growing occupations in the U.S. A Medical Transcriptionist (MT) often works for hospitals, outpatient clinics, physician offices, national transcription services, or other medical offices. An MT listens to dictated recordings made by physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribes them, creating medical reports that eventually become part of patients' permanent files.
Students seeking a career as a medical transcriptionist should have excellent editing and proofreading skills. Students should have a basic understanding of a word-processing program, to include being proficient at keyboarding, creating documents, e-mailing, and printing. (See prerequisites below.) Students in the Medical Transcription program gain the ability to transcribe medical reports, learning the skills they need to obtain an entry-level position as a medical transcriptionist.
This recently revised and revamped program has been designed to provide students with a beginning knowledge of the transcription of medical records. Included are ten inpatient case studies, ten inpatient reports that can be used as tests or as extra assignments, 25 outpatient reports, and ten outpatient reports that can be used as tests or as extra assignments. Each of these reports has been taken from hospital medical records. The reports utilized include history and physical examinations, radiology reports, operative procedures, pathology reports, consultations, discharge summaries, a death summary, an autopsy report, and correspondence. Reports are digitally recorded to be transcribed by the student. Different regional accents and background noises, which duplicate real-life situations, are used in the recorded dictation, the speed of which picks up as the student goes forward through the course. Transcription times will vary, depending on the length of the case study and the students' keyboarding skills, command of the English language, and knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology.
The Medical Transcription + Medical Terminology program will give students both the complete Medical Transcription program plus a 60 hour Medical Terminology course!
The Medical Terminology course provides 60 hours of terminology training in the following modules.
- Learning Medical Terminology
- The Body as a Whole
- The Integumentary System
- The Musculoskeletal System
- The Respiratory System
- The Cardiovascular System
- The Digestive System
- The Urinary System
- The Nervous System
- The Endocrine System
- The Sensory System
- The Hematic, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
- The Female Reproductive System
- The Male Reproductive System
Upon registering, you are given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a 6-month extension at no additional charge.
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For more information call Midwestern State University’s
Center for Continuing Education at (940) 397-4756