Prior to enrolling in AAPC Coding Course, you must have completed the specified prerequisites (if you have not taken a prerequisite, you can click on the catalog code link to see a list of upcoming course sections):
|BOA 871 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR CODING SPECIALIST/TRANSCRIPTIONIST|
|Are you seeking a career in healthcare? Develop your medical vocabulary, which is essential in understanding information within the medical record. This 45-hour course provides you with the basics: fundamental word structures, prefixes, suffixes, and root words. It further instructs you through each system of the body with each distinct system's terminology, anatomy and physiology. This is crucial for accurate assignment of codes for diagnoses and procedures.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
--Identify and define the word parts most frequently used with the major body systems and specialties.
--Properly spell, define, and pronounce medical terms associated with each body system studied.
--Define unfamiliar medical terms by analyzing the word parts and verifying the definition in a medical dictionary.
--Use the Internet to locate information about specific medical conditions, procedures, and research.
--Identify pathological conditions common to the body systems studied in this course.
--Identify diagnostic and surgical procedures common to the body systems studied in this course.