Presents health and disease medical terminology in relation to human structure and function. Introduces key elements in the formation and modification of medical terms which then is applied to specific body systems.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the student will have a foundation in the specialized language of medicine so that they are able to define, spell, pronounce, and analyze the common medical terms as well as understand the context in which these medical terms are used.
- Basic Word Structure
- Suffixes, roots
- Body as a Whole
- Digestive System
- Musculoskeletal System
- Cardiovascular System
- Respiratory System
- Blood System
- Lymphatic and Immune Systems
- Urinary System
- Male Reproductive System
- Female Reproductive System
- Integumentary (Skin) System
- Nervous System
- Eyes and Ears
- Endocrine System
At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Define, spell, and pronounce basic medical word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
- Divide common medical terms into their component parts.
- Define common medical terms using their component parts.
- Construct medical terms by putting word components together using combining forms, prefixes, and suffices for each body system.
- Describe anatomical and clinical divisions of the body.
- Differentiate the directions and planes of the body.
- Define, pronounce, and spell the common medical terms related to the human body systems.
- Use common medical terms in both written and verbal formats as related to the human body systems.
- Describe the commonly encountered clinical procedures, laboratory tests, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic procedures for each of the human body systems.
- Describe an example of a common pathologic condition for each of the human body systems.
- Interpret a medical report for a selected body system covered this semester.
Assessment and Requirements
The academic achievement will be assessed using a combination of quizzes, exams, assignments, oral presentations, participation, and a departmental comprehensive final exam.
Instructors (or their designees) reserve the right to require students to provide picture identification for test taking, graded papers or projects or other appropriate purposes.
To be determined by the School of Health and Human Services.