Medical Language Academy: Calling All Future Surgeons!
Take a journey into medicine where project-based learning is a highlight! Build a foundational understanding of medical language, begin career exploration, and learn to speak like a surgeon in this 4-week flex course (no live meetings).
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Welcome to Medical Language Academy, where students will build a foundational understanding of medical terminology and begin career exploration. Each week presents new challenges and projects to expand critical thinking, problem-solving, and reflection. Engaged learners, get ready! Medical Language Academy awaits! Week 1: ➢ Introductions & icebreaker ➢ Course overview ➢ Medical Terminology: All about the "-ologies" ...Introduction to Medical Specialties! ➢ Assignments: Reflection Journal,...
This class is taught in English.
➢ Learn the foundations of medical language and word parts ➢ Relate medical terms to the structure and function of the human body ➢ Become aware of spelling and pronunciation problems ➢ Reflect on personal career aspirations, develop good 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 21 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, including OB/Gyn. I have over 15 years' experience working closely with perinatologists (Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists) and genetic counselors in the clinical setting. 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.
Each week, students are presented with projects and challenges to choose from. Based upon their own selections, students may need: -Jenga game pieces -Play-Doh -Stuffy -Baking supplies/cooking utensils/access to a kitchen & supervision -Art supplies of student's choice. - Blank deck of cards (may be purchased on Amazon for around $7). Students will also need access to a printer to print worksheets, as well as a device (phone, tablet, or computer) capable of recording Pronunciation Practice, and a camera to upload pictures to the classroom.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
Students choosing to participate in the optional Medical Terminology Baking Challenge 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.
University of Massachusetts Alumna, Author & Children's Book Illustrator, Medical Language Specialist, College & Career Coach with a Bachelor of Arts in English (Magna Cum Laude), Associate of Arts in English (with distinction), and Associate of Science Degree (with distinction). Inducted member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society.
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