Heartland Community College
Master Course Syllabus
Division Name: Health & Human Services
Course Prefix and Number: HIT 201
Course Title: Medical Transcription
DATE PREPARED: February 2, 2006
DATE REVISED: December 2010, January 23, 2009
PCS/CIP/ID NO: 1.2-510708
IAI NO. (if available):
EFFECTIVE DATE OF FIRST CLASS: August 22, 2011
CREDIT HOURS: 3
CONTACT HOURS: 3
LECTURE HOURS: 3
LABORATORY HOURS: 0
CATALOG DESCRIPTION (Include specific prerequisites):
Prerequisites: OTEC 118, ACSM 155, and completion or concurrent enrollment in HLTH
111, 135, and 209. HIT 201 is designed as the entry-level course focusing on formatting
reports, editing and proofreading transcribed work, and going through a systemic
approach reviewing medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology as well as
pharmacology topics and how they are interrelated to medical transcription. Students
will discuss issues of confidentiality and the impact of speech recognition technology on
the field of medical transcription.
TEXTBOOKS:
Required
Gilmore, D. (2009). Medical transcription fundamentals. Philadelphia, PA:
Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Sims, L. (2008). The Book of Style for Medical Transcription (3rd ed.). Modesto, CA:
Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).
Sims, L. (2010). The Book of Style Workbook (3rd ed.). Modesto, CA: Association for
Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).
Clayton, L.T. Ed. (2005). Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (21st ed.).
Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis and Co.
Optional
Tessier, C. (2004). The Surgical Word Book (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders
Publications.
RELATIONSHIP TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND
TRANSFERABILITY:
HIT 201 was designed to meet the specific needs of an Associate of Applied Science degree
and not necessarily as a transfer course, particularly in relation to the Illinois Articulation
Initiative. This course may transfer to various institutions in a variety of ways. Please see an
academic advisor for an explanation concerning transfer options.
COURSE OBJECTIVES (Learning Outcomes)
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Course Outcomes
Gen. Ed.
Range of
Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Practice knowledge of medical
 In-class & homework
terminology, anatomy and physiology,
CO3
transcription exercises
diseases, signs and symptoms,
 Examinations
pharmacology, and lab values to
produce accurate health records.

In-class & homework
transcription exercises
Operate word processing, dictation, and
other transcription equipment to
produce accurate health record copy.

In-class & homework
transcription exercises
Examinations
Produce health record documents that
demonstrate skill in English, grammar,
punctuation, style, and editing.

Practice good listening techniques in
order to produce accurate health record
copy.

Identify reference manuals and
resources to produce accurate health
record copy based on examples and
scenarios.
COURSE/LAB OUTLINE:
I.
Listening Skills
PS1


In-class & homework
transcription exercises
Examinations
In-class & homework
transcription exercises
II.
A.
Vocabulary Density
B.
Variations in Dictation
Body Systems
III.
Medical Specialties
IV.
Styles & Formatting
V.
Legal Implications
A.
Confidentiality
B.
HIPAA Implications
C.
Association of Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) Standards
METHOD OF EVALUATION (Tests/Exams, Grading System):
Transcription Exercises
Homework Assignments
Midterm Exam
Final Exam
Grading Scale:
A
B
C
D
F
40%
20%
20%
20%
90-100%
80-89%
70-79%
60-69%
59% and below
REQUIRED WRITING AND READING:
Required reading includes textbook and additional reading in class averaging 50 pages per
week. Students will be required to transcribe in-class and homework assignments accurately
conforming to style and formatting with proper grammar and punctuation.
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