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Healthcare Documentation/Transcription ATD

Healthcare Documentation/Transcription ATD Overview (B530 - Credit)

Type of Award

ATD - Applied Technology Diploma

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health.aspx

Program Description

This applied technology diploma program prepares the student for employment as a health care documentation specialist/medical transcriptionist (HDS/MT). HDS/MTs are specialists in medical language and health care documentation. They interpret and transcribe dictation by physicians and other health care professionals regarding patient assessment, workup, therapeutic procedures, clinical course, diagnoses, prognoses, etc. The HDS/MT also edits detailed medical reports generated by Speech-Recognition Technology (SRT) software, editing medical content, English, grammar and punctuation as necessary.

Course content is comprehensive to serve the student with no previous medical background or experience. It includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, health information management as well as computer proficiency, employing a state-of-the-art training program and techniques utilizing authentic physician-generated dictation as well as SRT-generated text.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program with a grade of C or higher.

Program Length

Total program credits: 33

Location

This program is offered at the Loxahatchee Groves campus.

For More Information

Complete our online information Session: www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/steffj/mt_info/, (561) 790-9049

Employment Opportunities

HDS/MTs work in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, transcription services, insurance companies, home health care agencies and other locations where dictation for the purpose of health care documentation requires transcription. Most HDS/MTs work from their homes as independent contractors, subcontractors, or home-based employees who enjoy the full benefits of their employer, including medical benefits, paid time off, 401K, etc.

Medical transcription/editing is the only completely mobile health care occupation available today!

Career Path Notes

Students who complete this program are eligible to sit for the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) (formerly Registered Medical Transcription RMT) certification examination, developed to assure employers that successful candidates are qualified to practice as an HDS/MT.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 33)

BSC2085Anatomy and Physiology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2085LAnatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC2086Anatomy and Physiology 2 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2086LAnatomy and Physiology 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

HSC2531Medical Terminology (AA)

3 Credits

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

Or

HIM1610COffice Applications for Health Professions (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1000CIntroduction to Health Information Management (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1433CPathophysiology for Health Information (AS)

2 Credits

HIM1442CPharmacology for Health Information (AS)

2 Credits

HIM1012CHealth Information Law, Ethics, and Compliance (AS)

3 Credits

HIM2047CFundamentals of Health Care Documentation and Transcription (AS)

2 Credits

HIM2046LSkills Lab for Health Care Documentation and Transcription (AS)

2 Credits

HIM2803CHealth Care Documentation Practicum (AS)

2 Credits

BSC2085, BSC2085L and ENC1101: General Education courses

Note: Non-exempt students will need to meet placement requirements to enroll in this General Education course.

Course Sequence

Term One -Fall (Year One) (Credits: 10)

BSC2085Anatomy and Physiology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2085LAnatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

HSC2531Medical Terminology (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2085, BSC2085L and ENC1101: General Education courses

Note: Non-exempt students will need to meet placement requirements to enroll in General Education courses

Term Two -Spring (Year One) (Credits: 10)

BSC2086Anatomy and Physiology 2 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2086LAnatomy and Physiology 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

Or

HIM1610COffice Applications for Health Professions (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1000CIntroduction to Health Information Management (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1610C: preferred

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 4)

HIM1433CPathophysiology for Health Information (AS)

2 Credits

HIM1442CPharmacology for Health Information (AS)

2 Credits

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 7)

HIM1012CHealth Information Law, Ethics, and Compliance (AS)

3 Credits

HIM2047CFundamentals of Health Care Documentation and Transcription (AS)

2 Credits

HIM2046LSkills Lab for Health Care Documentation and Transcription (AS)

2 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 2)

HIM2803CHealth Care Documentation Practicum (AS)

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 33