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CAWT 131 - Medical Transcription - Maral Markarian

Course:Medical Transcription
Professor:Maral Markarian
Email:maral.markarian@canyons.edu
Format:
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week

Introduction

Picture of Maral Markarian

I am Maral Markarian. I am your instructor for CAWT 131 – Medical Transcription. I have been teaching at College of the  Canyons for over five years in the CAWT department as well as Continuing Education. I have worked in the medical field for numerous years, and have gained experience in many departments starting from reception up to management.  I have also been a medical transcriptionist for over 20 years, which encompassed radiology, internal medicine, and acute care.   

I am looking forward to working with you and sharing all the information I have accumulated over the years. 

Course Description

This course provides Medical Office Assistant students with entry-level skills in medical transcription using computer applications, medical dictation, and transcription software, incorporating business English, medical knowledge, proofreading, and editing skills.

What to Expect in this Course

Students will learn how to transcribe medical reports by listening to audio, proofreading typed reports as well as perform speech recognition editing. During the transcription process, students will increase their medical vocabulary, use an appropriate format for transcribing reports, and apply specialized rules of grammar and punctuation particular to dictated medical reports. Students will also learn how to research drugs information and standard lab values to be able to complete said reports.

Students will be given audio files to listen to and type medical reports using the textbook as a guide to follow certain rules to apply accuracy to the reports.  

Types of Assessments

Proofreading reports will be completed in MindTap (Cengage). Transcription reports will be typed in a Word document by listening to an audio provided in MindTap then uploading the completed report in MindTap. SRE reports will be done in Canvas.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Hillcrest Medical Center: Healthcare Documentation & Medical Transcription 8th Edition 

Authors: Patricia A. Ireland and Carolyn K. Stein

 

The textbook will be used mostly as a reference material rather than a study guide. 

This course requires a Cengage Unlimited Subscription (four-month subscription at $124.99). If you have purchased a code last term, you still have access and do not need to purchase again. Sign in to your account and add this course. If you have not used Cengage previously, you must purchase an initial code to access the course assignments.  

The code gives you access to the e-book; however, you may rent a hard copy of the textbook for $9.99 from the Cengage website once you have registered for this course.

The code may be purchased at either the COC Bookstore, or directly from the Cengage Website

 

 

Other Relevant Course Information

All students must purchase a Cengage Unlimited code to be able to complete their assignments.

All students must use their my.cayons.edu e-mail account created for them by the college.

Your instructor will not respond to your e-mail if you use your personal e-mail account. Please ensure that you have activated your student e-mail account and remember your password. Use the link below to access your student e-mail

https://bit.ly/3km1xOL

Students must post a one-time attendance post by the second day of class in the Attendance Forum. Not stating your presence in the Attendance Forum is the equivalent of not attending class and will result in being dropped from the course. 

On the first day of class:

1. Log into Canvas

2. Log into your CanyonsID. You will be automatically logged into Canvas.

3. On the left panel, click on Courses

4. Click on All Courses

5. Click on your CAWT 131 course and start work.

6. Turn on your notifications in Canvas.

7. Read carefully all information under Modules.

8. Read the Syllabus. 


Additional Resources

Canvas

This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: username@my.canyons.edu)
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Last updated: 09/01/2022 Sub#: 1315