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HSC 120 - Medical Terminology I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Builds a medical vocabulary through an understanding of anatomic roots for words denoting body structure, prefixes, suffixes and body functions.
Competencies
  1. Analyze medical terms by dividing them into component parts
    1. Define and recognize root, combining vowel, and combining forms.
    2. Construct and deconstruct medical terms into roots and combining forms.
  2. Build words using a prefix and/or suffix.
    1. Define the term “prefix.”
    2. Identify the prefixes of commonly used medical terms.
    3. Define the term “suffix.”
    4. Identify the suffixes of commonly used medical terms.
    5. Link word elements of prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms together to construct medical terms.
  3. Understanding medical elements.
    1. Connect the singular and plural components of medical terms.
    2. Employ the phonetic system used to pronounce medical terms.
  4. Understand the concept of treating the body as a whole by:
    1. Relating individual body systems to the organization and function of the body as a whole.
    2. Integrate medical terms that describe the different anatomic positions, planes, and directions of the body.
    3. Recognize body cavities.
    4. Describe the 9 regions of the abdominopelvic region.
  5. Use medical terms to accurately communicate and document in any healthcare setting.
    1. Learn correct spelling of medical terms.
    2. Learn correct pronunciation of medical terms.
  6. Identify the medical meaning of word parts pertaining to the following body systems: digestive, urinary, male/female reproductive, nervous, and cardiovascular.
    1. Describe basic anatomy using appropriate medical terms.
    2. Understand basic concepts of diseases and conditions of each system.
    3. Identify and understand common medical abbreviations.



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