Journey into Medicine: Part 1
Journey into medicine in this 6-week course with challenging escape rooms, medical case reports, and pronunciation practice while thinking critically about future career pathways. Textbook required.
US Grade 6 - 9
What's your journey? Do you envision yourself working in any area of medicine--as a doctor, nurse, surgeon, genetic counselor, respiratory therapist, physical therapist, or something else? Do you enjoy a challenge? This course builds a rock solid foundation of medical language, which will be vital to your future career in medicine. Journey Into Medicine: Part 1 begins our study of The Language of Medicine: Chapters 1-6 with Basic Word Structure, Terms Pertaining to the Body as a Whole,...
➢ Analyze words by dividing them into component parts. Your goal is to learn the tools of word analysis that will make understanding complex terminology easier. This course shows how to separate both complicated and simple terms into understandable word elements. "Medical terms are much like jigsaw puzzles in that they are constructed of small pieces that make each word unique, with one major difference: The pieces can be shuffled up and used in lots of combinations to make other words as well. As you become familiar with word parts and learn what each means, you will be able to recognize those word parts in totally new combinations in other terms." The Language of Medicine, 12th edition (Chabner). ➢ Relate medical terms to the structure and function of the human body. ➢ Become aware of spelling and pronunciation problems. ➢ Understand the patient perspective with empathy. ➢ Reflect on personal career aspirations, study habits, and more.
Medical language is my specialty! I have a connection to the medical field that is deep. I specialize in medical language and have worked in the field since 1999--over 22 years of experience in medicine! In addition, my multiple certifications are detailed below. I am fluent in medical terminology and certified in all clinical specialties. I am an expert in health information integrity. CHDS - Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist What is a CHDS? The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity certifies medical transcriptionists (also known as medical language specialists) in the foundational understanding of the following: ➢ Medical terminology ➢ Anatomy ➢ Physiology ➢ Disease processes ➢ Diagnostics – laboratory medicine, imaging, classification systems ➢ Treatment – pharmacology, surgery, special procedures ➢ Equipment and instruments ➢ Healthcare technology – abbreviations, definitions ➢ Electronic health record – abbreviations, definitions ➢ Speech recognition technology – abbreviations, definitions, & editing ➢ Standards, nomenclatures, and measurement systems – abbreviations, definitions Major Specialties: Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Genetics, General Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, OB/Gyn, Orthopedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Pain Management, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry/Psychology, Pulmonary Medicine, Rheumatology, and Urology. Ancillary Specialties: Allergy/Immunology, Dentistry/Oral Surgery, and Nutrition/Dietetics. I have held the credential of CHDS for the past 11 years, since 2010. The understanding of medical terminology is critical to medical language specialists because we must be able to hear errors spoken by dictating physicians with regard to diagnosis and treatment, which are vital to quality patient care. From the AHDI Credentialing Candidate Guide: "Medical transcription involves a highly interpretive skill set, where medical language specialists partner with providers to create an accurate reflection of a patient care encounter. Medical transcription demands the application of informed judgment and interpretive skill that extends beyond what is heard. It requires a foundational understanding of the diagnostic process, clinical medicine, treatment, and care to be interpreted accurately and applied within the context of complex narrative dictation. In addition to the complexities inherent in the medical document, dictating authors who speak English as a second language, those with disjointed and rambling narrative, and/or those who dictate unclearly or at accelerated speeds continue to require that medical transcriptionists bring yet another strong interpretive skill set to the process. Medical transcriptionists cannot bring that interpretive skill set to the table without a significant foundation of knowledge and training." In addition to the foundational knowledge and expertise my CHDS credential brings to the classroom, I have also been certified as a CMT (Certified Medical Transcriptionist) by The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity from 2007 to 2010, when AHDI essentially rebranded credentialing medical language specialists with the CHDS credential. I have also been certified as a COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant) and have worked in Ophthalmology & Optometry since 1999 as a technician, scribe, and transcriptionist. I have worked in this clinical specialty for over 20 years! COAs are certified by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). In addition to the above certifications that qualify me to teach the medical language portion of this class, I am also an educator and have taught medical terminology courses at a STEM+M high school in Rootstown, Ohio, to students in grades 9-12. Beyond that, I have been a college & career coach in the 11th-grade classroom that has guided young men & women to discover careers in medicine (and other fields). I have helped these students map out their college plans with tremendous success.
Textbook Required: The Language of Medicine, 12th edition. ISBN-10 : 0323551475 ISBN-13 : 978-0323551472 This textbook may be purchased on Amazon.com for $77.28 or rented for one full semester for $25.27. Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0323551475?psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&ref_=chk_typ_imgToDp
No live meetings, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
Students choosing to participate in the optional Medical Terminology Baking Challenge each week should do so under adult supervision in the kitchen (using knives, oven/stove, blender, or other kitchen utensils can be hazardous). Students should avoid cooking or consuming any potential known allergens, such as wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, etc. Again, the baking challenge is optional, and students may choose another activity in its place if desired.
Meet the teacher
"Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire." –W.B. Yeats Welcome! I'm Rachel Adams, and I am so glad that you've found me on Outschool! I have spent 7 years in STEM+M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, + Medicine)...
$32weekly or $190 for 6 weeks
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Completed by 10 learners
No live video meetings
1-6 learners per class
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