Course Description

As the role of medical transcriptionists undergoes significant changes arising from new and evolving technology, refined skills are necessary to thrive in the new environment. This course prepares transcriptionists for the demands of their evolving role, including proofreading, editing, and transcribing via computer, while also addressing other equipment used in the profession. This course is an introduction to transcribing taped medical dictation and covers basic reports used in the medical field, related medical terminology, use of reference material, and specialized rules of grammar and punctuation peculiar to dictated medical reports. Emphasis is on the importance of correct usage of medical terms with an introduction to proofreading and editing of medical reports.