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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Medical Scribe (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Health Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)

Description: Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

Description: Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: The survey course studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, (blood, heart and blood vessels), the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Choose from BIO 1107/1108 or BIO 1121

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120 or MAT 1130

Corequisites: BIO 1108


The lab component of a survey course that studies the structure and function of the human body. Lab work topics include histology, cytology and the anatomy of the skeleton, muscles, nervous system structures, blood components, the heart, blood vessels and structures within the respiratory, digestive, urinary and male and female reproductive systems. Summarization is achieved through the dissection of a preserved fetal pig.

Corequisites: BIO 1107


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Spring Semester (First Year)


Orientation to safe and effective basic health care practice including medical scribe, community health worker, patient assessment and documentation, infection control, body mechanics, and environmental safety considerations. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Choose from ALH 1102, ALH 1120, or MAS 1102

Description: Introduction to principles and conventions for assigning ICD-10 and CPT codes to patient encounter for billing physician services. Students should possess proficiency in basic medical terminology.

Prerequisites: HIM 1101 and HIM 1101 and HIM 1101

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Notes: Communication elective: Choose from COM 2206, COM 2211, COM 2225

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course) or Other (Any other college level English course)


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Summer Semester (First Year)

Description: This course provides the students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a real medical setting. The course is designed to facilitate the development of the skill set used in becoming a medical scribe in today's electronic medical world. Additionally, students will gain valuable insight into today's medical world, along with a new understanding of modern healthcare that is directly applicable to a future career as a healthcare provider. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: ALH 1102 or ALH 1120 or MAS 1102 and BIO 1107 or BIO 1121 or BIO 1141 and HIM 1101 and Other (Background check, health certificate and student health insurance will be required to complete the clinical portion of the course.)


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.