Medical Audio-Transcription is a growing and popular career choice in the Australian healthcare industry. This is a highly rewarding role in the medical industry which involves transcribing verbal medical notes into text, and can be an incredibly satisfying and well-paid career.
Wesley offers a Nationally Accredited Certificate of ‘Medical Audio-Transcription‘ to grow the knowledge and skills required to become a Medical Audio-Transcription or Medical Typist. Subjects covered include medical terminology, patient records, confidentiality, human anatomy, Wesley Medical Typing School, medical letter formatting and production, keyboarding skills and Microsoft Word essentials.
The Certificate is available by:
Completing Cert III in Health Administration HLT37315 or Cert III in Business (Medical Administration) BSB30120 plus the Medical Transcription Elective
Completing the Wesley Short Course + the Wesley 2 Unit Document Production Bundle, Keyboarding and Microsoft Word Essentials + the Medical Transcription Elective
Completing the Wesley Medical Transcription Certificate (9 Units of Competency)
Keyboarding training is also offered as part of this Qualification to improve speed and keyboarding skills.
Units of Competency can also be used as Credit Transfers for Cert III and Cert IV in Health Administration, Business Administration (Medical) and Allied Health Assisting.
The Wesley philosophy to studying Medical Transcription
Medical Transcription is a specialized area underpinning a critical role in patient care and practice support.There are some courses that offer unaccredited programs, which are often light on details and often contain American spelling and protocols.
Wesley’s approach is an overall education in the healthcare system in areas critical to being a part of an effective healthcare team.Wesley has a focus on learning medical terminology with sound basic knowledge of the body systems and word construction;together with the development of keyboarding, formatting, and medical typing skills.
Wesley knows that Medical Transcription is an integral part of the healthcare team. As such, our training provides a comprehensive program in all aspects of healthcare directly relating to the role. This includes patient confidentiality, patient records, working with medical software, databases, codes of conduct, medical ethics, and medical administration protocols as well as extended studies in human anatomy, medical terminology extensive studies in medical document production, Microsoft Word Essentials, formatting and computing skills.
Our medical transcription component is VERY PRACTICAL and is based on practice, practice, and more practice. As well as knowledge, Wesley understands that skills developmentis the key to success in transcription.
Wesley includes ‘real world’ experience in Block 2 of our studies where students gain experience in a real workplace setting.
DELIVERY – ONLINE SELF-PACED, COMBINED LEARNING
The program is Online, self -paced and supported via iTutorials by our Industry Leaders.
The Accredited Certificate course is a hands-on program; students will have access to transcription software, medical software, Wesley Medical Typing School and keyboarding software. We Experienced Tutors are available by email and phone to support your studies!
Extensive help guides, learner materials, online tutorials, and resources are on offer to all Weslely students.
Fees include all resources, access to industry leaders, and real workplace experience
Students who have completed the Wesley Qualification or Short Course can apply for a discount/quotation on the Transcription Elective HERE
Candidates will need a typing speed of 40 wpm to be accepted into the Transcription section of the program.
Students will need to establish a typing speed of a minimum of 50 wpm to achieve their Certificate of Medical Audio-Transcription.
Students will have access to Wesley’s Online Portal ‘Keyboard Professional’ for up to a period of 12 months to develop skills in speed and accuracy. A year 10 Standard of numeracy and literacy is required to complete this course.
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