Nov 13, 2019
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.
- Analyze medical terms by dividing them into component parts
- Define and recognize root, combining vowel, and combining forms.
- Construct and deconstruct medical terms into roots and combining forms.
- Build words using a prefix and/or suffix.
- Define the term “prefix.”
- Identify the prefixes of commonly used medical terms.
- Define the term “suffix.”
- Identify the suffixes of commonly used medical terms.
- Link word elements of prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms together to construct medical terms.
- Understanding medical elements.
- Connect the singular and plural components of medical terms.
- Employ the phonetic system used to pronounce medical terms.
- Understand the concept of treating the body as a whole by:
- Relating individual body systems to the organization and function of the body as a whole.
- Integrate medical terms that describe the different anatomic positions, planes, and directions of the body.
- Recognize body cavities.
- Describe the 9 regions of the abdominopelvic region.
- Use medical terms to accurately communicate and document in any healthcare setting.
- Learn correct spelling of medical terms.
- Learn correct pronunciation of medical terms.
- Identify the medical meaning of word parts pertaining to the following body systems: digestive, urinary, male/female reproductive, nervous, and cardiovascular.
- Describe basic anatomy using appropriate medical terms.
- Understand basic concepts of diseases and conditions of each system.
- Identify and understand common medical abbreviations.
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