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Medical Transcription Essentials - Level 2 (Part-time)

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Continuing Education

About the Program

This program is the second part 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. The Level Two certificate focuses on the accurate transcription of a variety of reports across various medical specialties. In addition, students will be introduced to voice recognition and transcription proofing and editing techniques.

If administrative professionals are interested in completing this certificate, but are not currently working in a medical office environment and do not have any medical background, it is strongly recommended that they complete the Medical Terminology Essentials and the Medical Transcription Essentials Level 1 Certificates of Achievement prior to enrolling in this program.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.


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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
OLRN1047 Beginning Medical Transcription
Description: 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.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1049, OLRN1053, OLRN1582, OLRN1641, COMM1770 or OLRN1042
OLRN1049 Medical Transcription Fundamentals
Description: 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.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ADMN1117 or OLRN1582, ADMN1045 or OLRN1641, ADMN1100 or OLRN1053
OLRN1052 Advanced Medical Transcription
Description: This course is designed for transcriptionist wishing to perfect their skills in medical transcription and terminology. The main purpose of the course is to develop and refine transcription skills to a competitive level by using the learning activities included in the textbook.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1047


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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.


Program Contact

Lindsay Vanderhout,, (519) 748-5220 ext. 2316

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