Course Info

Medical Terminology 170131

Credits: 0.50
Required Course

Medical Terminology designed to develop a working knowledge of language in all health science major areas. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and abbreviations. Students will learn correct pronunciation, spelling and application rules. By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper use of words in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances the student’s ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health care.

Students will:

  1. Arrange word roots, prefixes, and suffixes to form medical terms.
  2. Categorize word parts by body systems.
  3. Interpret terms relating to all major body systems.
  4. Correlate origin of terms to other languages.
  5. Identify medical acronyms, homonyms and eponyms.
  6. Recognize and define plural forms of medical terms.
  7. Access resources to enhance understanding of medical terms.
  8. Identify and use common medical abbreviations.
  9. Relate medical terms to normal anatomy, growth and development, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, surgery, mental health and medicalspecialties.
  10. Compare the use of medical terms in the media and real-life situations.
  11. Pronounce medical terms.
  12. Demonstrate employability and social skills relevant to health careers.
  13. Use medical terminology within a scope of practice in order to interpret, transcribe and communicate information, data and observations.
  14. Recognize and define suffixes that denote noun, adjective, singular, and plural forms of medical words.
  15. Categorize major prefixes in the following groups: position, number, measurement, negation, direction, and other prefixes.
  16. Utilize activities of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) as an integral component of course content, skills application, and leadership development.
  17. Use information technology applications as appropriate to health care specialties.
  18. Integrate literacy and numeracy concepts and processes across all curricular units.