Course Descriptions

 

MR102 Medical Transcription

2 credits

This course involves extended transcription of physician-dictated reports, organized by body systems. Medical knowledge for transcription of letters, chart notes, history and physical examination reports, consultations, emergency room reports, and discharge summaries are developed in this course. Prerequisite: BI115 (or concurrent), BI162 and CS121.

 

MR113 Introduction to Transcription

3 credits

This course is designed to stimulate and provide students with a knowledge of content and format of medical documents and reports. The students are to become familiar with general medical office transcription equipment by incorporating English usage, machine transcription, application skills, medical knowledge, and proofreading and editing abilities. Upon completion of this course, students need to achieve a minimum of 40 wpm on a timed typing test to prove competency in transcription and progression in the program.

 

MR125 Beginning Medical Transcription

5 credits

Transcription of physician-dictated reports organized by body systems. Emphasis on development of accuracy, speed, and medical knowledge for transcription of letters, chart notes, history and physical examination reports, consultations, emergency room reports, and discharge summaries. Using reference materials and other resources efficiently. Editing and proofreading techniques, and grammar and punctuation review. Understanding professional issues in medical transcription. Prerequisite: BI162, CS121, MR113; Co-requisite: BI183, MR153.

 

MR133 Lab Medicine/Physical Exam

3 credits

A comprehensive study of laboratory and pathology tests and procedures by body system. An in-depth study of the history and physical examination. Content and terminology used under each of the main headings within a history and physical examination report. Understanding inter-relationships and medical cause and effect in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, and laboratory procedures as demonstrated through exercises based on actual medical reports. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of BI115 (or concurrent) and BI162.

 

MR143 Pharmacology

3 credits

An introduction to the principles of pharmacology, computation of dosages, and a comprehensive study of drug action, routes of administration, classes of drugs by body system, as well as antibiotics, antiviral drugs, blood products, anesthetics, emergency drugs, vaccines and immunizations, and chemotherapy agents. Prerequisite: BI115 (or concurrent) and BI162.

 

MR153 Medical Records/Ethics/Coding

3 credits

This is a basic overview of the medical office or ambulatory care center in three areas: (1) medical records, (2) medical law and ethics, (3) medical insurance coding. The study covers understanding the purpose and maintenance of the medical record, the importance of following state and federal laws in a medical office, ethical expectations of all members of the health care team, and guidelines for medical insurance coding.

 

MR163 Human Diseases

3 credits

A comprehensive study of disease processes (causes, symptoms, and treatments), organized by body systems. Prerequisite: BI115 (or concurrent), BI162.

 

MR213 Advanced Coding

3 credits

This course focuses on the application of coding principles learned in CPT, ICD-9CM, HCPCS (Level II) coding. This course is designed to analyze and assign specific codes to a wide range of original source medical documents. Prerequisite: BI115, BI162, ME213, MR133, MR143, MR153 and MR163.

 

MR214 Advanced Medical Transcription

4 credits

Transcription of physician-dictated reports organized by medical specialty. Emphasis on development of accuracy, speed, and medical knowledge for transcription of history and physical examination reports, consultations, emergency room reports, discharge summaries, operative reports, laboratory reports, diagnostic studies, radiology and pathology reports. Using reference materials and other resources efficiently. Editing and proofreading techniques. Grammar and punctuation review. Prerequisite: BI115, BI162, MR113, MR125, MR133, MR143, MR153 and MR163.

 

MT216A/MT216B Medical Transcription Clinical

3 credits/3 credits

The Medical Transcription Clinical is a directed virtual clinical experience that continues to enhance the medical knowledge of transcription to prepare extended physician dictated reports. Prerequisite: BI115, BI162, MR113, MR125, MR153; Co-requisite: MR214.