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BIO 123 - Medical Biology and Terminology

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This is a course that develops a working knowledge of the medical biology and terminology used by medical personnel. It familiarizes students with basic terms in anatomy, physiology and the pathology of the human body. The terminology is presented system by system. This course does not fulfill the science requirement for graduation in a degree program.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify medical terms by dividing them into component parts.
  2. Use proper phonetic pronunciation of medical terms.
  3. Spell medical terms correctly.
  4. Identify accepted medical abbreviations.
  5. Relate medical terms to the structure and function of the human body.
  6. Relate medical terms involved in disease processes in the human body.
  7. Relate terminology to clinical procedures and tests.
Listed Topics
  1. Origin of medical terms and basic word structure (roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining vowels)
  2. Rules that govern the pronunciation and formation of medical terms
  3. Accepted abbreviations used by medical personnel
  4. Relating medical terminology to the anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of selected systems
Reference Materials
Textbook and contemporary learning materials.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 03/26/2007

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