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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Medical Transcription

Medical Transcription is one of the specialized subjects under the technical-vocational livelihood (TVL) career track. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:


  • Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECS)
    • Assessment of personal competencies and skills
  • Use of Hand Tools and Equipment
    • Key concepts of market
    • Players in the market
    • Products and services available in the market
    • Consumer analysis
  • Hand Tools, Equipment, and Paraphernalia
    • Safety procedures in using hand tools and equipment
    • Common malfunction in hand tools, equipment, and paraphernalia
    • Reporting to property custodian
  • Mensuration and Calculation
    • Types of components and objects to be measured
    • Correct specifications of the relevant
    • Conversion and calculation
  • Preparation and Interpretation of Technical Drawings
    • Basic symbols
    • Basic elements
    • Flowchart interpretation
  • Practice Occupational Health and Safety Procedures
    • Hazards and risks control
    • Maintenance of OHS procedures awareness
  • Use of Business Technology to Respond to Customers Needs
    • Transcription software and hardware
    • Internet manipulation skills
    • Log-on procedure
    • Locating data
    • Storing data
    • Routine maintenance
    • Maintaining files of clients
    • Backup and virus protection procedures
  • Use of Medical Terminology to Carry Out Tasks
    • Fundamental word structure used in basic and advanced medical terminology
    • Human anatomy and physiology
    • Common medical conditions and its pathophysiology
    • Clinical/laboratory/diagnostic procedures and equipment
    • Common medications
    • Surgical procedures
    • Common abbreviations for medical and pharmacological terms
    • Stedman’s software (medical dictionary)
    • Medical Transcription Handbook/Manual
    • Drug and prescription information sources/database
  • Production of Text From Audio Transcription
    • American Association of Medical Transcriptionist’s Book of Style
    • Equipment and materials for transcription
    • Organization’s policy and procedure requirements
    • Keyboarding skills
    • Listening skills
    • Comprehension skills
    • Researching skills
    • Proofreading and editing skills

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Recognizing PECs needed in medical transcription
  • Recognizing and understand the market and potential market in medical transcription
  • Preparing hand tools and equipment in medical transcription
  • Inspecting hand tools and equipment received in medical transcription
  • Using and maintaining hand tools, measuring instrument, and equipment
  • Performing basic mensuration
  • Carrying out mensuration and calculation
  • Identifying different kinds of technical drawings
  • Interpreting technical drawing
  • Identifying hazards and risks
  • Evaluating hazards and risks
  • Controlling hazards and risks
  • Maintaining occupational health and safety regulations
  • Selecting and applying appropriate technology and software for medical transcription tasks
  • Processing and organizing medical transcription data
  • Maintaining business technology equipment
  • Responding appropriately to instructions
  • Using appropriate medical terminology in the performance of routine tasks
  • Using appropriate medical terminology in the preparation of documents
  • Developing a product/service in medical transcription
  • Developing a brand for the product
  • Preparing for audio transcription
  • Transcribing audio file
  • Editing and revising text

These examples only cover the scope of the specialized subjects under the technical-vocational livelihood career track. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.

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