AH 171 - Medical Terminology
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: Study of prefixes, suffixes, and root words of medical terms. Emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary based on body systems by studying the meaning, pronunciation and spelling of medical terms. The anatomy and physiology of each body system is included in this course.
Schedule: Fall, Spring, and Summer. This course follows the traditional on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None.
Instructor: Lori Slaubaugh
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Course Objectives: After completion of this course the learner will be able to:
- Identify the meanings and uses of common medical terms as related to each body system.
- Identify body systems, structures and functions
- Demonstrate correct spelling of commonly used medical terms.
- Identify medical abbreviations and their meanings.
- Describe common diagnostic procedures related to each body system.
- Describe common pathological conditions of each body systems.
- Course includes assignments over each chapter. There is also class discussion for each unit. All assignments and discussion need to be completed within the two week unit. Students must personally complete all work.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- Course is divided into two week units with each unit having a quiz. There is a midterm and final exam. All exams must be completed prior to the completion of the unit. All assignments must be turned in prior to taking the exam in order to receive credit.
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