Course description

Learn concepts and standards of style and format of medical reports and basic grammar rules in medical documentation. Prepare for medical transcription by applying industry standards, as set by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity and presented in The Book of Style for Medical Transcription, Third Edition. The course introduces information not encountered outside of healthcare documentation. The audio files that accompany the Books of Styles Workbook include “clips” of dictation that briefly introduce the student to dictation and allow for practice in applying the standards. This will prepare the student for “Medical Transcription Fundamentals” (HLTH8154).

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: OLRN1042 OLRN1582 OLRN1641
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery