District Syllabus
OST1611
Medical Transcription I


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: HSC1531 Medical Terminology and
OST1135 Medical Documents
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course is designed to improve keyboarding skills and give the student a working knowledge of transcription equipment. Skill is gained in transcribing accurately all type of medical dictation with special emphasis on accuracy, medical terminology, confidentiality and mailable work.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Byrne, Heath, Hurley, Rockel, Tessier. Book of Style for Medical Transcription, 3rd ed., Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity, 2008. ISBN: 9780935229585
  • Lance. Quick Look Drug Book, ed., Lippincott, 2010. ISBN: 9780781797177
  • Drake. Sloanes Medical Word Book, 5th ed., W.B. Saunders Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9781416048794
  • Donald Venes, MD, MSJ. Taber Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 21st ed., F.A. Davis, 2009. ISBN: 0803615590
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an 
opportunity to develop accurate transcription skills that can be 
used in a variety of medical offices - private or group practices, 
clinics, hospitals, etc.  Students will transcribe an abundance of 
actual dictation from a variety of medical specialties using 
Microsoft Word. An empahsis is placed on the accurate transcription 
of a variety of medical reports - chart notes, history and physical 
exams, etc.

              
              
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able 
to:
I.    Demonstrate appropriate use of transcription equipment. 
II.   Demonstrate appropraite use of medical terminology, English  
      terminology and English grammar in medical documents.
III.  Transcribe medical reports from the following specialties:
      .  Dermatology
      .  Urology
      .  Gastroenterology
      .  Orthopedics
      .  Cardiology
      .  Pulmonary Medicine
      .  Endocrinology
      .  Obstetrics & Gynecology
      .  Otorhinolaryngology & Ophthalmology
      .  Neurology

           
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the polices of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught. GRADING: Daily work 40% Tests 60% GRADING SCALE: A 95 - 100 B+ 90 - 94 B 85 - 89 C+ 80 - 84 C 70 - 79 D 65 - 69 F Below 65 ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance is mandatory. More than two absences may result in withdrawal from the course as outlined within teh policies of the college and the department. Tardiness is very disruptive to the class and is strongly discouraged. Three times tardy or "leaving early" is equal to one absence. Following two absences there will be no makeup work accepted or makeup test given. ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY: All cell phones and beepers must be turned off during class. MISSED ASSIGNMENTS: The student is responsible for speaking with the instructor and/or another student to find out about missed assignments. Makeup Work will be allowed at the discretion of the instructor, and absolutely, no more than one makeup test will be given. All work must be made up within one week of the date of absence. CLASS DISRUPTIONS: It is disruptive to students and hinders learning when two or more students talk among themselves in class when inappropriate, therefore. . students should not talk among themselves when isntructor or classmate is speaking. . any student disrupting the class will be asked to leave the classroom. Repeated violations will result in withdrawal from the course. THE STUDENT MUST MAKE A "C" OR BETTER TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THIS COURSE. Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and student must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.