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    Aug 19, 2018  
2013-14 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2013-14 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Medical Transcription Diploma (D25320)


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The Medical Transcription curriculum prepares individuals to become a medical language specialist who interprets and transcribes dictation by physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to document patient care and facilitate delivery of healthcare services.

Students will gain extensive knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology, human diseases, diagnostic studies, surgical procedures, and laboratory procedures. In addition to word processing skills and knowledge of voice processing equipment, students must master English grammar, spelling, and proofreading.

Graduates should qualify for employment in hospitals, medical clinics, doctors’ offices, private transcription businesses, research facilities, insurance companies, and publishing companies. After acquiring work experience, individuals can apply to the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity to become a certified medical transcriptionist.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of proper formatting of medical documents and use of medical technology equipment related to medical transcription.

Total Credit Hours: 14


Total Credit Hours: 15


Total Credit Hours: 13


Total Semester Hour Credits: 42


Note(s):


Course credits in OST earned over five years ago will not apply toward the diploma in Medical Transcription.

Most courses taken in this diploma program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Office Administration.

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