Medical Transcription Essentials - Level 1 (Part-time)
- Certificate of Achievement
- Program Code:
- Continuing Education
About the ProgramThis program is the first of a two-part certificate series designed to provide administrative professionals in health care settings with the basic skills required to accurately transcribe common medical records and reports at an introductory level. Focus will be on acquiring the foundations of written medical terminology, applying accurate keyboarding skills to variety of medical documents and introducing students to medical transcription standard practices, including styles and formats.
Students will be required to successfully complete 30 wpm in the initial assignment of the Medical Keyboarding course to continue in the course and complete the certificate.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) OR, 19 years of age or older
- Students will be required to successful complete 30 wpm in the initial assignment of the Medical Keyboarding course to continue in the course and complete the certificate.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of admission requirements.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
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Program Related Resources
- Develop the medical language, grammar, and formatting skills required to effectively transcribe a variety of medical reports at an introductory level.
- Follow industry standards to produce accurately transcribed medical reports from voice files at an introductory level.
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|OLRN1053||Medical Transcription Styles and Practices
Description: 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.
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1582, OLRN1641
Description: This is NOT a learn to type course. This course is designed to familiarize the user with beginning medical keyboarding, advanced keyboarding, medical language, grammatical and office skills. It includes case histories, a variety of medical reports, technical terminology and timed writings. These exercises will help the learner increase their knowledge of terms they will encounter on-the-job, and will improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy. A very brief introduction to Medical Transcription is included. This course is a prerequisite for the Beginning Medical Transcription course.
Description: Develop the language required to communicate effectively in a medical setting. Medical terminology, word structure as well as diagnostic procedures and pharmacology related to twelve body systems will be studied.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.