Medical transcription is an important allied health role that requires reviewing, editing and transcribing voice-recorded medical reports, dictated by doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.
The Certificate of Medical Transcription is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a medical transcriptionist.
In this online medical transcription course, you will learn how to work in a range of medical contexts, such as a doctor’s office, clinics, public health facilities and hospitals.
You will develop your keyboard skills, learn how to understand and respond to instructions, communicate with a range of internal and external clients in a medical environment and discover how to transcribe successfully.
You will also learn how to use appropriate medical terminology and gather, organise and present workplace information and plan documents.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to work as a medical transcriptionist in a variety of medical settings.
Unit 1 - Keyboarding speed and accuracy
Touch typing techniques
Using the keyboard
Identify and develop keyboard skills
Speed and accuracy
Use safe work practices
Health and safety (OHS)
Mouse buttons and operations
Alpha keys and numeric keypad
Quick access toolbar
Creating a new document
Check spelling and grammar
Errors and corrections
Typing Test Standard: AS2708-2001.
Unit 2- Produce texts from audio transcription
Prepare for audio transcription
Style, presentation and storage
Be organised and prepared
Clarify purpose and requirements
Requirements of audio transcription
Transcribe from an audio source
Meetings and conferences
Uses of dictations
Clarify spelling of names
Clarify technical terms
Self check for accuracy
Edit and revise text
Return draft for checking
Format, print and distribute
Unit 3 - Medical terminology
Strategies for tackling new words
Using a medical dictionary or medical terminology spell check
Guidelines for correct pronunciation
Building block of medical words
Special words and phrases
Medical investigations and procedures
Medical equipment and instruments
Medical specialties and medication practitioners
Policies and procedures
Standard operating procedures (SOP)
Clarification of terminology
Using medical terminology correctly
Ordering and receiving goods
Quotes and invoices
Types of surgery
Surgery and surgical processes
Completing forms and documentation
Written references to surgical procedures
List of major specialised areas of medicine
List of major systems of the human body
Unit 4 - Analyse and present information
Gather and organise information
7 step model for useful model research
Information and data
Sources of information
Information from data bases
Privacy and legislation
Market research data
Using business technology
Define objectives of project
Define scope of the research
Key words and phrases
Methods of data analysis
Presenting the information
Unit 5 - Writing complex documents
Business letters and documents
Purpose and audience
Format & communication
Structure and content
Graphics and graphs
Personal and impersonal writing
Writing an outline
Check grammar spelling and style
Accuracy and punctuation
Revisions in final copy
Quoting, paraphrasing and plagiarising
Estimated duration 75 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
One (1) Typing Speed and Accuracy Test. This typing test is marked according to Australian Standards. Conditions apply.
Pleasant experience, helpful and educational
A.Walpole, Success, WA | Certificate of Medical Transcription
It was a good experience and the course is well put together
M.Levinson, Quakers Hill, NSW | Certificate of Medical Transcription
Very good. Provided all the necessary skills required to successfully carry out a job.
P. Thaker, Northlakes, QLD | Certificate of Medical Transcription
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 75 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $250.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.