HIT 106 - Medical Terminology

A study of the language of medicine, including suffixes, prefixes and root words.  Emphasis on terminology associated with the anatomic systems.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and define the five basic word parts.
  2. Define, pronounce, and correctly spell the word parts (combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes in each chapter).
  3. Understand the concept of analyzing and defining medical terms.
  4. Apply the rules of word building when building medical terms when given definitions.
  5. Define, pronounce, and correctly spell medical terms related to body structure, color, and oncology.
  6. Define, pronounce, and correctly spell terms which are used to describe directional terms, anatomic planes, regions, and quadrants.
  7. Define, pronounce, and correctly spell disease and disorder, surgical, diagnostic, and complementary terms associated with 15 body systems.
  8. Identify, interpret, and correctly spell medical abbreviations associated with the 15 body systems.
  9. Interpret, read, and comprehend the medical language in simulated medical statements and documents.

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