Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
PLNS-0087
Organization Course Number:
PLNS-0087
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
12 -- 15 weeks (118 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Medical Terminology
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to cover medical terminology, symbols and abbreviations, and the application of this new language in the field of health care. While terms are covered as they relate to body structure and function, the main focus is on medical vocabulary and being able to construct terms using word parts such as roots, suffixes, and prefixes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the fundamental word structure of medical terminology and its component parts
  • Define common medical terms and abbreviations
  • Describe the organization and structure of the human body
  • Describe medical terminology related to the integumentary system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the musculoskeletal system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the respiratory system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the nervous system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the eye and ear
  • Describe medical terminology related to the endocrine system
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to explain the importance of medical terminology when documenting and communicating patient information
  • Analyze medical terminology based on word structure
  • Describe the component parts that make up the body
  • Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders
  • Describe medical terminology related to the cardiovascular system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the blood and the lymphatic system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the gastrointestinal system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the urinary system
  • Describe medical terminology related to the male and female reproductive systems
  • Describe medical terminology related to mental health
  • And describe medical terminology employed in the specialties of cancer, radiology, and nuclear medicine

General Course Topics:

  • The basics of medical terminology
  • Integumentary system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Blood and lymphatic system
  • Respiratory system
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Nervous system
  • Eye and ear
  • Endocrine system
  • Urinary system
  • Male reproductive system
  • Female reproductive system
  • Mental health
  • Cancer, radiology and nuclear medicine
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Learner Presentations

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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