Curriculum

The Thomas Edison Online Medical Transcription Editor Certificate Program is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills of medical transcription editors, including both medical transcription and speech recognition editing. Numerous exercises and assessments throughout each module ensure that students master each concept before moving on, and knowledgeable student support advisors are available from program start to finish. Students can expect to spend approximately 320 hours mastering this material. The Medical Transcription Editing program includes 11 modules:

Module 1: Typing Practice & Improvement

  • Pre-Test Your Typing Ability
  • Finger Positioning Exercises
  • Typing Practice Games
  • Typing Progress Tracking
  • Improve Your Typing Skills
  • Increase Your Typing Speed

Module 2: Medical Transcription: The Basics

  • Transcribing Medical Reports
  • Medical Transcriptionist Job Description
  • Code of Ethics
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Association for Healthcare documentation Integrity (AHDI)
  • Understanding Medical Records
  • History and Physical examination (H&P)
  • Diagnostic Imaging or Radiology Report
  • Operative Report (OP)
  • Pathology Report (Path)
  • Consultation Report (Consult)
  • Discharge Summary
  • Death Summary
  • HPIP & SOAP Notes
  • Autopsy Report
  • Outpatient Reports
  • Transcription Rules
  • Capitalization, Numbers and Punctuation
  • Metric Measurements
  • Unusual Words & Vocabulary Tips
  • Report Formatting Guidelines

Module 3: Case Study Report Transcription – Part 1

  • Case Study 1: Reproductive System
    • Emergency Services Admission Report
    • Diagnostic Imaging Report
    • Operative Report
    • Pathology Report
    • Discharge Summary
  • Case Study 2: Gastrointestinal System
    • Emergency Services Admission Report
    • Diagnostic Imaging CT Scan
    • Operative Report
    • Pathology Report
    • Discharge Summary
  • Case Study 3: Cardiopulmonary System
    • History and Physical Examination
    • Operative Report
    • Diagnostic Imaging Reports
    • Death Summary
  • Case Study 4: Integumentary System
    • History and Physical Examination
    • Radiology Report
    • Consultation
    • Discharge Summary
  • Case Study 5: Psychology / Neurology System
    • History and Physical Examination
    • Consultation
    • Diagnostic Imaging Report
    • Discharge Summary

Module 4: Case Study Report Transcription – Part 2

  • Case Study 6: Nervous System
    • History and Physical Examination
    • Radiology Reports
    • Operative Report
    • Pathology Report
    • Discharge Summary
  • Case Study 7: Orthopedics / Endocrine Systems
    • History and Physical Examination
    • Consultation
    • Diagnostic Imaging Report
    • Operative Report
    • Discharge Summary
  • Case Study 8: Vascular / Renal Systems
    • History and Physical Examination
    • Consultation
    • Diagnostic Imaging Reports
    • Operative Report
    • Discharge Summary
  • Case Study 9: Musculoskeletal System
    • History and Physical Examination
    • Diagnostic Imaging Reports
    • Operative Report
    • Pathology Report
    • Discharge Summary
  • Case Study 10: Respiratory System
    • History and Physical Examination
    • Operative Report
    • Radiology Reports
    • Consultation
    • Discharge Summary

Module 5: Outpatient Transcriptions Report Practice – Part 1

  • Cardiology Consult
  • Echocardiogram Consult
  • Genitourinary Operative Procedure
  • Orthopedics Operative Report
  • Surgical Pathology Report
  • Emergency Department Treatment Record
  • Interventional Radiology Report
  • Spine Clinic HPIP Note
  • Radiology Report
  • Vascular Surgery Clinic SOAP Note
  • Orthopedics Surgical Procedure
  • Plastic Surgery Operative Report
  • Colonoscopy Procedure Note

Module 6: Outpatient Transcriptions Report Practice – Part 2

  • Internal Medicine Clinic HPIP Note
  • Neurosurgery Operative Report
  • Urology Operative Report
  • Radiology Report
  • Pediatric Neurology Clinic Note
  • Obstetrics Operative Report
  • Orthopedics Operative Report
  • Vascular Surgery Clinic Note
  • Pediatric Dental Operative Report
  • Orthopedics Operative Report
  • Orthopedics Consult
  • Psychological / Intellectual Evaluation
  • Correspondence and Cardiology Consult

Module 7: Putting It All Together

  • Proofreading Practice
  • Proofreader's Marks
  • Challenging Medical Words, Phrases, & Prefixes
  • Sample Patient History Form
  • The Lund-Browder Chart
  • Laboratory Test Information
  • A Healthcare Controlled Vocabulary
  • Common Dictation Errors
  • The Joint Commission's Official "Do Not Use List"

Module 8: Medical Reports Transcription Practice

  • Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic
  • Orthopedic Clinic
  • Colorectal Surgery consult
  • Emergency Department Treatment Record
  • Pediatrics Consultation
  • Vascular Surgery Followup Note
  • Internal Medicine Clinic Note
  • Rehabilitation Consultation
  • Hematology / Oncology Bone Marrow Transplant Note
  • Clinic Outpatient Progress Note

Module 9: Radiology Reports Transcription Practice

  • CT Brain Scan
  • Bilateral Low-Dose Mammograms
  • Pain Management
  • MRI, Left Knee
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Right Upper Quadrant Sonogram
  • Acute Abdominal Series
  • Ultrasound Guided Left Hip Aspiration
  • Whole Body Bone Scan
  • CT of Left Hip

Module 10: Surgical Reports Transcription Practice

  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Genitourinary Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Obstetrics / Gynecology Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Ophthalmologic Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Nephrology Surgery

Module 11: Proofreading & Editing

  • Proofreading for Keyboarding Errors
  • Comparative Proofreading
  • Proofreading Numbers
  • Using the Spell Checker
  • Getting Help with Confusing Words
  • Team Proofreading
  • Using the Grammar Checker
  • Making the Punctuation Check
  • Proofreading for Mechanical Errors
  • Proofreading for Consistency
  • Formatting Common Documents