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Medical Keyboarding

Code:
NURS 2584

This is NOT a learn to type course. This course is designed to familiarize the user with beginning medical keyboarding, advanced keyboarding, medical language, grammatical and office skills. It includes case histories, a variety of medical reports, technical terminology and timed writings. These exercises will help the learner increase their knowledge of terms they will encounter on-the-job, and will improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy. A very brief introduction to Medical Transcription is included. This course is a prerequisite for the Beginning Medical Transcription course.
Prerequisite: Typing speed of 30 nwpm and be conversant with punctuation and spacing in regards to keyboarding. Students who do not meet the prerequisite 30 nwpm on the initial typing Preliminary Assessment (to be completed at the beginning of the course) will be asked to withdraw.

Notes:

Students will access the course manual and software via a link provided by the instructor. A fee of approximately $100 for course software and the manual will be required (purchased online with PayPal or credit card).

Student to achieve approximately 35 to 45 wpm (Net Words Per Minute) and a grade of 60% to pass the course.

Software Requirements: Keyboarding software for timings (Windows) is provided by the instructor. Mac users will be provided with information on the method required to do timed writings.


Textbooks:

  • Winter - None required

Prerequisites:

  • NURS 1584 Medical Terminology - Level 1

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CRN Day Date Time Hours Location/
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Fee Availability
10470January 12, 2021 to April 20, 202112:00 am - 12:01 am42Online$367.60
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