Develop the language required to communicate effectively in a medical setting. Medical terminology and word structure related to twelve body systems will be studied. Terminology related to basic diagnostic procedures and basic pharmacology will be included. Textbook Required.
Students learn the rules of English grammar in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow manner. The course begins with a review of sentence parts, followed by an in-depth explanation of sentence structuring, and culminates in a practical review of stylistic conventions in business and professional writing. No text required.
This is a beginning medical transcription course designed to provide students with a working knowledge of transcription of medical reports. Transcription is taking the spoken word and turning it into a written document. Case studies are provided so that the student will gain knowledge in the transcribing of various medical reports. Medical reports will be transcribed from ten individual case studies, each of which concerns an inpatient with a specific medical problem. There are between four and eight reports within each case study. Students will be involved in the care of the patient from the date of admission through the date of discharge. Students must complete specified prerequisites listed below. Textbook Required
Prerequisite: Good punctuation and grammar skills required. Instructor will be checking with students re: prerequisites and will refer those without them, to registering college coordinator. Typing speed of at least 30 wpm, Familiarity with a Word Processing package (MS Word, WordPerfect, KeyPro software). Prior to registering students must have successfully completed the following;
Software Required: Windows Operating System. Must have audio capabilities (speakers or ear phones). Transcription playback software will be a free download from the Internet (Traditional equipment will be simulated). Students may choose to purchase a foot pedal from the software download site (optional). The Word Processing will be MS Word. Note that MAC users will need to purchase a Microsoft Word compatibility program installed (about $100 at Staples/Future Shop).
Develop sound knowledge of dental terms, with an emphasis on anatomy, disease terms, and instrumentation. Terminology specific to infection control, pain management, tooth restorations, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, pedodontics, and malocclusion is included. Textbook Required. Software Required: Word Processor
Medical Office Procedures is designed for the learner who is pursuing a career in health administration in a physician's office, clinic, or hospital setting. It will include information on professional and career responsibilities,interpersonal and written communications, safety standards, infection control, records management, order entry,financial administration, and managing the medical office. The Canada Health Act and the principles of OHIP medical billing will be introduced. No Textbook required.
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic principles of efficient Health Claim Billing in Ontario. The student will learn how to use the Schedule of Benefits and Preambles of the Ministry of Health, as well as be introduced to computerized billing. Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed Medical Terminology, have good typing skills and computer knowledge.Textbook Required.
Software Required: A Windows Operating System is required. MACs are not compatible unless they run a Windows OS. The MAC user will be given an alternate theory assignment in lieu of the computerized billing portion of the course, however, the MAC user does not have opportunity to practice on the billing software.
This course will enhance the learning achieved in previous and prerequisite courses for medical transcription that students need to enter the field with confidence. Students will experience a practical and effective approach, with follow-up questions in each chapter to promote class discussion and exercises designed to reinforce concepts and procedures. Students will have a conceptual and practical understanding of general medical terms and various medical specialties in a way that is easy to remember. Detailed transcription tips throughout the course will offer useful information and hints, and there is a CD-ROM that includes 10 hours of actual dictation, sample reports, and other data needed to prepare the documents discussed in the text. Prerequisite: Must have previously successfully completed: Medical Terminology, Communications/Grammar and Writing, Transcription Styles and Practices. May be taken concurrently with Transcription Styles & Practices. As well as Word processing skills and computer knowledge. Textbook Required.
Software Required: Windows Operating System; Sound required; Express Scribe (is a free download)
Learn concepts and standards of style and format of medical reports and basic grammar rules in medical documentation. Prepare for medical transcription by applying industry standards, as set by the American Association for Medical Transcription and presented in the AAMT Book of Style. The course introduces information not encountered outside of healthcare documentation. The CD ROM that accompanies the workbook includes “clips” of dictation that briefly introduce the student to dictation, and allow for practice in applying the standards. Prerequiste: Must have successfully completed: Medical Keyboarding, Medical Terminology, Communications: Grammar and Writing, strong word processing skills. May be taken concurrently with Transcription Fundamentals. Word processing skills and computer knowledge.
Software Required: Windows Operating System; Sound Required.