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Medical transcription plays an important role in the healthcare industry and is becoming a popular career choice for graduates and those looking for a new career. And with most healthcare providers now outsourcing their transcription work, there’s never been a greater demand for medical transcription professionals.
A growing number of institutions are providing training courses for medical transcription in Australia and the following are some of the current providers available and courses they offer.
The AMA Medical Audio Typing course is conducted using a combination of practical work at the AMA training rooms and self-paced study. The roughly 15 hour course requires that students have a working knowledge of medical terminology and word processing experience. AMA also offers a Medical Terminology course to fill this gap if students are inexperienced.
Offered by Wesley Institute of Training, the fully accredited Medical Audio-Transcription course is designed to add to the knowledge and skills needed to become a medical transcriptionist. A combination of face-to-face and online learning, it covers subjects such as medical terminology, patient records, confidentiality, audio-typing, medical letter formatting and production, keyboarding skills and Microsoft Word essentials.
Learning Cloud offers a course entitled Certificate in Medical Transcription, delivered through online methods. In this course students are taken through the major types of medical reports and provided with training on correct terminology and grammar. Practical elements are also incorporated through exercises and payment plans are available if upfront payment is not suitable.
Cost: Upon enquiry
Offered by TAFE NSW and TAFE Digital, this short course is suitable for those working in medical administration who wish to add to their knowledge and skill-set in order to advance their careers. It teaches the prefixes, suffixes and root words commonly used in the medical industry.
The Medical Terminology Course is a nationally accredited course that is provided by Medical Administration Training. Students have the option to study the course online or in person. The course teaches participants about the different systems of the human body, common diseases and treatments for common conditions. Abbreviations will also be covered, as reports rely on these. The course includes phone and email support for those who choose to do the course online.
MediTrainOnline is an online course that can be studied at your own pace, open for a year from date of enrolment. Material is taught by way of detailed modules, from computer skills, human biology and medicine to professional standards and ethics. Assessments are in the form of online tests that are taken after completion of each section and
TalentMed’s Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is a nationally accredited and industry endorsed course that gives you the professional guidance, education and skills to become a qualified medical transcriptionist. Study at home and receive one-on-one support from qualified trainers. The course is designed to be studied over 12 months, but can be completed in as little as six months and at the end you will be fully work-ready and qualified to start your career as a medical transcriptionist.
Cost: Upon enquiry
The Certificate of Medical Transcription is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work as a medical transcriptionist. As well as teaching you transcription, it will help you develop your keyboard skills, understand and respond to instructions, communicate with clients in a medical environment, use appropriate medical terminology and gather, organise and present workplace information.
The Certificate in Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach Online Course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical point of view. In the course, medical terms are divided by each body system and word associations are used as a learning tool, with interesting and unusual information associated with each term. The course takes six weeks to complete, with only two to four hours of study required per week and it is accessible online 24/7 from any PC or mobile device.
The number of courses available nationally, which can help you become a medical transcription professional, is growing by the day, so there are plenty of opportunities to shop around and compare. Be sure to select a course that’s suitable for your current level of knowledge and experience, and one that offers a timeframe and method of study that best suits your needs. Good luck!
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