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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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.  Develop an appreciation for the historical development of the medical language.
2.  Identify and define the five basic word parts.
3.  Understand the concept of analyzing and defining medical terms.
4.  Recognize the rules on word building and be able to apply these rules when building medical terms from given definitions.
5.  Define, pronounce, and correctly spell the word parts (combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes) presented within each chapter.
6.  Define, pronounce, and correctly spell medical terms related to body structure, color, and oncology.
7.  Define, pronounce, and correctly spell terms which are used to describe directional terms, anatomic planes, regions, and quadrants.
8.  Define, pronounce, and correctly spell disease and disorder, surgical, diagnostic, and complementary terms that are associated with the following body systems: Integumentary, Respiratory, Urinary, Male and Female Reproductive, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Cardiovascular, Immune, Blood, and Lymphatic, Digestive, Eye, Ear, Musculoskeletal, Nervous, and Endocrine.
9.  Identify, interpret, and correctly spell medical abbreviations associated with the above mentioned anatomic systems.
10.  Interpret, read, and comprehend the medical language in simulated medical statements and documents.