• Medical Transcription Styles and Practices OP 9035

    Online OntarioLearn

    OntarioLearn 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 American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT) and presented in the AAMT Book of Style. The course introduces information not encountered outside of healthcare documentation. The CD-ROM that accompanies the workbook includes “clips” of dictation that briefly introduce the student to dictation, and allow for practice in applying the standards.


    This is an online course delivered via OntarioLearn. Please ensure you are familiar with the technology requirements specific to this course:

    • Hardware: Pentium II PC (233 MHz processor or faster) with 32 MB RAM or greater (64 MB required for Windows 2000), 40 MB of available hard-disk space, CD-ROM drive, Sound Blaster-compatible sound card and speakers (or earphones), 800x400 monitor capable of displaying 256 colour
    • Operating system: Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP or higher
    • Software: Word processing software (MS Word or WordPerfect) with 40 MB free

    Teacher support (via email) and technical support (via phone) will be available for this course.


    You must have strong word processing skills and computer knowledge, and you must have completed OP 9024 Medical Keyboarding, SCI 9006 Medical Terminology and COMM 9133 Writing Grammatically or approved equivalents. You may complete the course at the same time as OP 9026 Medical Transcription Fundamentals.

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    Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.