• Program: Medical Office Careers
  • Course: Medical Document Processing
  • Course #: OFCR1331
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course introduces the student to transcription of medical reports. Emphasis will be placed on the use of transcription equipment, use of reference material, formats, and proofreading. The student will transcribe office notes, procedural notes, consultative and emergency service medical reports, history and physicals, operative notes, discharge summaries, and patient correspondence.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Transcribe medical documents by work type
Transcribe medical documents by medical specialty
Increase medical transcription speed
Improve medical transcription accuracy
Use correct medical terminology
Use correct medical abbreviations, symbols and lab values
Demonstrate understanding of health information professional standards/issues
Incorporate correct grammar, punctuation and proper English mechanics
Operate transcription equipment
Demonstrate research skills using the Internet and reference books
Proofread transcribed medical documents
Edit transcribed medical documents

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details

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