School of Natural Sciences

CertificateHealthcare Documentation Certificate
Program Description

An 18 credit hour program that trains students to transcribe, format, proofread, and edit medical, surgical, radiological, and pathological reports dictated by physicians and other ancillary disciplines to produce a legal medical document.  Career options are in medical transcription, medical transcription editor, healthcare documentation specialist, or medical scribe.

Student Learning Goals

  1. Demonstrate correct usage of both English and medical terms.
  2. Utilize correct capitalization, number, punctuation, abbreviations, and symbols used in medical reports.
  3. Demonstrate computer skills to format, proofread, and edit a variety of medical reports to produce a legal document. 

Healthcare Documentation Certificate Residency Requirement

For students who begin the program Fall 2020 an after.

In addition to the IU Southeast Certificate Residency Requirement (minimum of 50% of total credits), students completing the Certificate in Healthcare Documentation are required to complete the following courses in residence at IU Southeast: AHLT-M 393 & or AHLT-M 394.

Core Program

All courses listed below require a grade of C or better.

  • AHLT-C 150 Body Structure and Function
  • AHLT-M 330 Medical Terminology
  • AHLT-M 393 Healthcare Documentation
  • AHLT-M 394 Healthcare Documentation Practicum
  • ENG-W 131
  • Complete one of the following:
    • AHLT-R 200 Pathology
    • HIM-M 302 Health Law II and Ethics
    • HIM-M 470 Healthcare Reimbursement System

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