RESEARCH PROJECT (Medical Transcription 1, HIT 207 Background As a medical transcriptionist, you’ll work with many different medical specialties. It’s important to have a basic knowledge of medical specialties so you can better understand the medical transcription submitted. Procedure 1. Identify eight medical specialties. List the specialties and write two paragraphs about seven specialties. 2. From the eight specialties you cover, select one that particularly interests you.
For this eighth specialty, you’ll prepare a two-page report and include the following: The type of additional training physicians receive to become licensed in this specialty The type of allied health care professionals the specialist may work with and the reason for the connection with these other health care professionals— for example, orthopedic surgeons may refer their patients to physical therapists for rehabilitation.
Conditions, diseases, or injuries patients seen in this specialty may have; At least three products, such as medications, orthotics, durable medical equipment, nutritional supplements, or other materials used in the specialty (medical transcriptionists will be expected to know the names of products associated with medical specialties, so this will be good practice) Your speculation on the type(s) of reports a medical transcriptionist might expect to receive when working within this specialty Include Web references for your specialties.
Make sure you provide a clear explanation of each of the eight specialties. Pretend your instructor has no previous knowledge of these specialties and must gain a basic understanding of them from your explanation. Goal To relate medical specialties with the conditions they cover, the necessary training, the allied health professionals with whom they work, and the types of reports submitted for transcription by these specialties.
Writing Guidelines 1. Type your submission, double-spaced, in a standard print font, and size 12. Use a standard document format with one-inch margins. Don’t use any fancy or cursive fonts. ) 2. . Read the assignment carefully and address each topic. 3. Use proper citation in either APA or MLA style. Be specific. Limit your submission to the questions asked and issues mentioned. 4. . Include a reference page in either APA or MLA style. On this page, list Web sites, journals, and all other references used in preparing the submission. 5. Proofread your work carefully. Check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization Writing Guidelines Provides a clear discussion of the assigned topic or issue.
Addresses the subject in complete sentences, not just simple yes or no statements Supports his or her opinion by citing specific information from the assigned Web sites and any other references using correct APA or MLA guidelines for citations and references Stays focused on the assigned issues Writes in his or her own words and uses quotation marks to indicate direct quotations Addresses each topic in a complete paragraph that includes an introductory sentence, at least four sentences of explanation, and a concluding sentence Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.
Provides clear organization (for example, uses words like first, however, on the other hand, and so on, consequently, since, next, and when) Makes sure the paper contains no typographical errors
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