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ALH 140 - Medical Terminology

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is a basic study of the professional language of medicine. It is designed to include word construction, pronunciation, spelling, definition and use of terms related to all areas of medical science, hospital service and health related professions. This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of anatomy, pathology, surgical procedures, diagnostic procedures and symptomatology.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define a medical term by dividing it into its elements, identifying and defining each part.
  2. Correctly spell, pronounce and define medical terms applicable to anatomy, physiology, pathology, procedures and symptomatology.
  3. Use frequently encountered abbreviations in the health field.
  4. Convert medical terms into lay terminology, as well as convert lay terms into medical terminology.
  5. Translate medical vocabulary in professional application situations such as oral and written communication.
Listed Topics
  1. Roots, suffixes and prefixes
  2. Terms pertaining to the body as a whole
  3. Musculoskeletal system
  4. Skin
  5. Nervous system
  6. Sensory system
  7. Cardiovascular system
  8. Respiratory system
  9. Blood system
  10. Lymphatic and immune system
  11. Digestive system
  12. Urinary system
  13. Reproductive system
  14. Pharmacology
  15. Endocrine system
  16. Cancer medicine
  17. Radiology and nuclear medicine
  18. Pharmacology
Reference Materials
Text book as determined by instructor.
Medical Dictionary
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2014
Last Reviewed: 11/19/2019

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