Recommended Coursework

Academic component, other materials to supplement the SUM Program

In addition to high-quality dictation for transcription practice, The SUM Program Beginning Medical Transcription curriculum includes recommended textbooks for academic courses of study in:

• Medical Terminology
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Medical Science
• Human Diseases
• Pharmacology
• Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures
• Professional Issues

In addition to textbooks, students will need a medical dictionary, such as Dorland’s or Stedman’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary, and a quality English dictionary (Merriam Webster Online can be accessed for free at m-w.com).  Reference books help students build the word-researching skills that spell checks and quick-look books don’t.  Some of these books are published by Health Professions Institute, and some are published and sold by other publishers. Information and links to purchase these books are below.

Click below to download recommended Textbook Assignment Grids for The SUM Program: 

Beginning Assignments in PDF format               Beginning Assignments in Word format

Intermediate Assignments in PDF format          Intermediate Assignments in Word format

 



Textbooks
 

 

Medical Transcription Course:  Medical Science
Title:
H&P: A Nonphysician's Guide to the Medical History and Physical Examination
Edition: 4th (2009)
Author: John H. Dirckx, M.D.
Publisher: Health Professions Institute, (209) 551-2112

ISBN: 0-934385-96-3
Pages: Softcover, 163 pages. Includes CD with audio files for listening exercises
Price: $34 (less with HPI’s Workbook bundle); volume discounts apply.


 

 

Medical Transcription Course: Human Disease or Disease Processes
Title:
Human Diseases
Edition: 3rd (2009)
Author: John H. Dirckx, M.D.
Publisher: Health Professions Institute, (209) 551-2112

ISBN: 0-934385-38-6
Pages: Softcover, 370 pages
Price: $36 (less with HPI’s Workbook bundle); volume discounts apply.

 


 

Medical Transcription Course: Laboratory Medicine 1
Title: Laboratory Tests & Diagnostic Procedures in Medicine
Edition: 1st (2004)
Author: John H. Dirckx, M.D
Publisher: Health Professions Institute, (209) 551-2112 



ISBN:
0-934385-49-1
Pages: Softcover, 514 pages
Price: $38 (less with HPI’s Workbook bundle); volume discounts apply.

 


 

Medical Transcription Course: Anatomy & Physiology
Title: Memmler’s Structure and Function of the Human Body
Edition: 9th (2008)
Author: Barbara J. Cohen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health, 800-638-3030,
www.lww.com/
ISBN: 0-7817-6595-1
Pages: 471
Price: $47.95

 


 

The Medical Transcription Workbook

Medical Transcription Course: Medical Terminology
Title: The Language of Medicine
Edition: 8th (2007)
Author: Davi-Ellen Chabner
Publisher: Elsevier (Saunders), 800-545-2522
http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416034926
ISBN: 1416034927
Pages: 1056
Price: $58.95





The Medical Transcription Workbook

Medical Transcription Course: Professional Issues
Title: The Medical Transcription Workbook
Edition: 3rd (2010)
Author: Health Professions Institute
Publisher: Health Professions Institute, (209) 551-2112, www.hpisum.com


ISBN:
0-934385-99-8
Pages: Softcover, 254 pages
Price: $40.00 (less with HPI’s Workbook Bundle) Volume discounts apply.


Medical Transcription Course: Pharmacology
Title: Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals
Edition: 4th (2010)
Author: Susan M. Turley
Publisher: Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, 800-947-7700
http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Understanding-Pharmacology-for-Health-Professions-4E/9780135145708.page

ISBN: 0135145708
Pages: 648
Price: $69.20



HPI’s Workbook Bundle

Note: If you are purchasing your FIRST copy of Beginning Medical Transcription, 2nd ed. (for $700), these workbooks are INCLUDED at no additional charge. They are sold separately for those buying additional CDs (for $60).

Buy all four of HPI’s workbooks for just $100. (Save $48). Included are:

H&P: A Nonphysician’s Guide . . ., 4th ed.
Human Diseases, 3rd ed.
Laboratory Tests & Diagnostic Procedures in Medicine
The Medical Transcription Workbook
, 3rd ed.


Add the entire bundle to your cart for only $100!

 


 

Recommended References to Accompany The SUM Program

 

A comprehensive medical dictionary is a MUST for anyone learning medical transcription. The industry favorites are Stedman’s and Dorland’s. Use the most recent edition of one of these.

Title: Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
Edition: Most recent
Author: Stedman’s
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 800-638-3030
http://www.lww.com/product/?978-0-7817-3390-8
ISBN: 978-0-7817-3390-8
Pages: 2100
Price: $50.95 (Electronic version also available)
 
OR

Title: Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary
Edition: Most recent
Author: Dorland’s/Saunders

Publisher: Elsevier Health Science,
http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/
ISBN: 9781416023647
Pages: Hardcover, 2224 pages

Price: $49.95 (Deluxe version also available)
 


 

Title: AAMT Book of Style for Medical Transcription
Edition: 3rd (2008)
Author: AHDI (formerly AAMT)
Publisher: AHDI (formerly AMT), 800-982-2182
http://www.ahdionline.org/
ISBN:
978-0-935229-58-5
Price: $70


 

Title: Medical Phrase Index
Edition: 5th
Author: Jean A. Lorenzini
Publisher: PMIC, 800-med-shop,
www.pmiconline.com
http://pmiconline.stores.yahoo.net/mephinebpdff.html
ISBN:
Price:
$54.95 for the eBook version. (Get 20% off by calling Carol Dentler at 800-633-7467 x 2717. Mention referred by HPI.)

 


 

Title: Saunders' Pharmaceutical Word Book
Edition: Most recent (published every year)
Author: Ellen Drake and Randy Drake
Publisher: Saunders/Elsevier
http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781437709957
ISBN: 978-1-4377-0995-7
Price: $41.95, and $60.95 for the book + CD package.