Official Course Outline
BUSINESS OFFICE TECHNOLOGY 222 – MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION SKILL BUILDING
1. Course Number Course Title Semester Units Hours
BOT 222 Medical Transcription 1 1 hour lecture
2. Course Prerequisites
A “C” or “CR” grade or higher or concurrent enrollment in BOT 218 or equivalent.
3. Catalog Description
This is a capstone course that will provide specific job search skills and prepare the medical transcription
student to succeed in passing the written portion of the medical transcription certification exam. It also
completes the medical transcription preparation by providing instruction in legal and ethical concerns in
medical record keeping, disease processes, pharmacology, and diagnostic testing. Working medical
transcriptionists may also enroll.
4. Course Objectives
The student will:
a. Measure their medical terminology skills.
b. Improve their English grammar and editing skills.
c. Test their body system vocabulary.
d. Prepare to take and pass medical transcription examinations.
e. Revise their job search and resume writing skills.
f. Increase their understanding of the metric system, English and foreign plural forms, laboratory and
pharmacy vocabulary, and use of medical abbreviations and short forms.
5. Instructional Facilities
Standard classroom with chair and desk for each student.
6. Special Materials Required of Student
7. Course Content
a. Technical and legal changes in medical record keeping and legal medicine.
b. Terminology involving disease processes and diagnostic testing.
c. Laboratory medicine and pharmacology terms.
d. Confidence building (to be able to enter a competitive work force with polish).
e. Editing skills.
f. Professional issues and considerations
g. Job search techniques.
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8. Method of Instruction
Lecture with emphasis on cooperative learning methods including team formation and peer tutoring.
9. Methods of Evaluating Student Performance
a. Participation in cooperative learning test construction.
b. Weekly 10-question objective quizzes.
c. 120 question, multiple-choice comprehensive final exam.
10. Outside Class Assignments
a. Research projects for each body system, pharmacology, and laboratory.
b. Reading assignments on legal, ethical, and professional considerations.
c. Learning packets and class presentations on metric system.
d. Weekly proofreading, grammar and editing assignments.
e. Resume construction.
a. Required Text(s):
(1) Chabner, Davi-Ellen. The Language of Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders, latest
(2) Instructor prepared syllabus and teaching aids.
b. Supplementary texts and workbooks:
Date approved by the Governing Board: 4/02