This course offers a systematic approach to understanding medical terminology. The focus is to enable students to use this specialized language in a professional health care environment and professional writing & documentation.

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Define and recognize basic word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
  • Describe human body orientation.
  • Describe the human body in health and disease.
  • Define terms relating to the cardiovascular system.
  • Define terms relating to the digestive system.
  • Define terms relating to the lymphatic system.
  • Define terms relating to the musculoskeletal system.
  • Define terms relating to the nervous system.
  • Define terms relating to the respiratory system.
  • Define terms relating to the skin and sense organs.
  • Define terms relating to the endocrine system and urinary systems.
  • Define terms relating to the male and female reproductive systems
  • Define terms relating to medical procedures including accountability, responsibility and self-directed learning.