I found a technical school that offers a certificate program for Medical Information Specialist. Is this the same as a medical transcriptionist? Im wanting to get to the point where I could possibly work from home as a medical transcriptionist. The classes I would have to take are
Course Name (18 hours)
Anatomy and Physiology
This course focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include: general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences
Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins, word building, abbreviations and symbols, terminology related to human anatomy, reading medical orders and reports, and terminology specific to the student's field of study.
Provides clear, succinct, and basic information about common medical conditions. Taking each body system, the disease condition is highlighted following a logical formation consisting of: description, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. Topics include: introduction to disease and diseases of body systems.
This course presents the basic principles of human behavior and their application to everyday life and work. Topics include: introduction to psychology; social environments; communications and group processes; personality; emotions and motives; conflicts, stress, and anxiety; perception and learning; lifespan development; and abnormal psychology.
Credit Hours: 18
Contact Hours: 18
Just trying to find the best thing for me. I hope this is it. Only serious answers please!