The Certificate of Transcription (Medical) is an online professional development program designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in medical transcription.
Transcription is a critical skill in the medical field. In this course, you will learn the essential techniques, tools, and strategies to become a proficient and efficient medical transcriber. Whether you are a seasoned professional seeking to enhance your skills or a beginner starting from scratch, this course is tailored to meet your needs.
Through engaging lessons, practical exercises and unlimited tutor support, you will explore the fundamental principles of transcription and develop a strong foundation in accuracy, formatting, and attention to detail. You will gain hands-on experience transcribing medical audio accurately and efficiently. This comprehensive course will equip you with the necessary expertise to navigate medical terminology, maintain confidentiality, and deliver high-quality transcriptions in the fast-paced world of healthcare.
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of transcription principles and equip you with the practical skills required for success in this field.
Upon completing this course, you will possess the confidence and competence to produce accurate and high-quality transcriptions, meet client expectations, and pursue rewarding opportunities in the transcription industry.
Unit 1 – Introduction to Transcription
The transcription industry
Opportunities and challenges
Rise of remote working
Growth of audio and video
Size, scope and specialisation
Identifying new opportunities
Identifying niche markets
Identifying potential clients
Unit 2 – Transcription Fundamentals
Building typing speed
Building typing accuracy
Spelling and grammar
Accuracy and integrity
Mastering touch typing
Focus and concentration
Accents and speech patterns
Spelling and grammar
Verbatim versus clean verbatim
Time codes and time stamps
Editing and proofreading
Unit 3 – Transcription Technology
Speech recognition software
Text editing tools
Security and data protection
Mastering touch typing
Project management software
Email management software
File sharing and storage
Social media software
Unit 4 – Setting Up Your Transcription Business
Business registration and licencing
Australian Business Number (ABN)
Business name registration
Licences and permits
Privacy and data
Law, taxation and finances
Employment and industrial relations
Public liability insurance
Professional indemnity insurance
Business asset insurance
Office space and utilities
Intellectual property rights
Legal and compliance
Ethics and professional standards
Confidentiality and privacy
Accuracy and quality
Timeliness and reliability
Professionalism and integrity
Unit 5 – Transcription Workflow
The transcription process
Using technology and tools
Constraints and improvements
Quality control measures
Client communication and feedback
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Unit 6 – Client Acquisition and Management
Identifying target clients
Networking and referrals
Social media marketing
Collaboration and partnerships
Online presence and branding
Client relationship management
Customer service and support
Continuous improvement and feedback
Unit 7 – Data Security and Confidentiality
Data protection and regulations
Data security standards
File transfer and storage
Training and preparedness
Audits and assessments
Monitoring and improvement
Employee training and awareness
Education and monitoring
Unit 8 – Growing Your Transcription Business
Assessing market demand
New service packages
Technology and automation
Marketing for growth
Customer Relationship management
Financial planning and resource management
Unit 9 – Medical Transcription
Introduction to medical terminology
The human body
Cells, tissues and organs
Anatomy and physiology
Digestive and Endocrine Systems
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems
Eyes and ears
Oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine
Accuracy and proofreading
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will comprise 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 unlimited tutor support.
One (1) Typing Speed and Accuracy Test. This typing test is marked according to Australian Standards. Conditions apply.
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Hayley | Croydon North, VIC | Certificate of Medical Transcription
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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
My experience was great. If I needed help it was only an email away. I enjoyed the course
M. Hardie, Burdell ,QLD | Certificate of Medical Transcription
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I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
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