Medical Transcription Fundamentals


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Textbook: Medical Transcription Techniques and Procedures/Simulation – Seventh Edition – O. Diehl, Primary textbook – and Ancillaries – Instructor Handouts

Course Fees: $485.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 75 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education


In this course students will have the opportunity to understand the responsibilities of a medical transcriptionist. The advent of the electronic medical record and the enhanced capabilities of speech recognition technology have required formal instruction and guidelines at the foundational level.


North Bay Campus or Online –

Part 1: The Medical Transcriptionist’s Career, Including Ethical and Legal Responsibilities

Part 2: Equipment and Technology

Part 3: Punctuation

Part 4: Capitalization

Part 5: Transcribing Numbers, Figures, and Abbreviations

Part 6: Letter Transcription

Part 7: Reading, Making Corrections, and Quality Assurance

Part 8: Using Reference Books: Learn How to Get Help from the Experts

Part 9: Word Endings: Plurals, Nouns, and Adjectives

Part 10: Grammar Review

Part 11: Outpatient Medical Chart Notes and Daily Progress Notes

Part 12: Preparation of a History and Physical Examination Report

Part 13: Preparation of Miscellaneous Medical Reports

Part 14: Discuss the importance of quality assurance for writing business documents, email messages and attachments

Part 15: Making the Transition from MT to Speech Recognition Editor

Skill Competencies: Apply the use and spelling of basic medical terms appropriately; transcribe medical documentation correctly

Knowledge Competencies: Identify the use and spelling of basic medical terms appropriately; discuss the art of transcribing medical information correctly