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Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology

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Course Description

This course covers medical terminology, symbols and abbreviations, and the application of this new language in the field of health care. While terms are covered as they relate to body structure and function, the main focus is on medical vocabulary and being able to construct terms using word parts such as roots, suffixes, and prefixes.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of medical terminology when documenting and communicating patient information
  • Identify the fundamental word structure of medical terminology and its component parts
  • Analyze medical terminology based on word structure
  • Describe the component parts that make up the body
  • Define common medical terms and abbreviations
  • Describe the organization and structure of the human body
  • Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions and disorders
  • Describe medical terminology related to the integumentary system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the musculoskeletal system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the cardiovascular system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the blood and the lymphatic system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the respiratory system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the gastrointestinal system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the urinary system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the nervous system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the eye and ear
  • Describe medical terminology related to the endocrine system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the male and female reproductive systems
  • Describe medical terminology related to mental health
  • Describe medical terminology employed in the specialties of cancer, radiology, and nuclear medicine

Course Materials

Medical Language Book Cover
Title: Medical Language: Immerse Yourself
Edition: 4
Author: Susan Turley
ISBN: 9780134318127