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HSC 114 - Medical Terminology

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
A comprehensive study of medical terminology as the language of medicine. Analyzes words by dividing them into component parts. Relates the medical terms to the structure and functional pathology of diseases and current medical procedures. Emphasizes word usage, abbreviations, pronunciation and spelling.
Competencies
  1. Examine the roles of word parts used in forming medical terms
    1. Define the commonly used word roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes
    2. Dissect medical terms into appropriate word parts
  2. Discuss the use of anatomic reference
    1. Identify anatomic position
    2. Label body planes
    3. Describe anatomical directions
    4. Label body cavities
  3. Examine the major functions and structures of body systems
    1. Explain the purpose of the skeletal system
    2. Discuss the importance of the muscular system
    3. Describe the significance of the cardiovascular system
    4. Outline the lymphatic and immune systems
    5. Explain the function of the respiratory system
    6. Discuss the purpose of digestive system
    7. Describe the signaficance of the urinary system
    8. Outline the importance of the nervous system and mental health
    9. Explain the eyes and ears in special senses
    10. Discuss the function of integumentary system
    11. Explain the role of the endocrine system
    12. Outline the female and male reproductive systems
  4. Characterize medical terms and abbreviations related to the pathology and the diagnostic and treatment procedures
    1. Distinguish medical terms relative to each body system
    2. Illustrate the use of abbreviations in medical documentation
  5. Examine radiography
    1. Define medical terms associated with radiography
    2. Explain the use of radiography as a diagnostic tool
  6. Examine pharmacology
    1. Define medical terms associated with pharmacology
    2. Identify pharmaceuticals used for preventative medicine
    3. Discuss medications used for treatment
  7. Describe common types of complementary and alternative therapies
    1. Define complementary therapies 
    2. Identify alternative therapies

Competencies Revised Date: 2019



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