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Course Description

In this course, students are introduced to medical terminology used within the health care industry. The course will cover medical terminology related to the main body systems and their functions as well as word building through the use of word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Also, students will explore the importance of medical terminology in the health care industry.

This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.

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Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

Topics and Objectives

Introduction to Medical Terminology

  • Explain the origin of medical terminology.
  • Explain the importance of medical terminology.
  • Identify the components of medical terminology.

The Use of Medical Terminology

  • Identify medical terminology used in medical reports.
  • Identify common medical terminology used in medical reports within health care.

Medical Terminology for Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, and Nervous Systems

  • Identify the integumentary, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems and their functions.
  • Identify the word parts associated with the integumentary, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems.
  • Identify the common medical terms associated with the integumentary, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems and their use in medical reports.

Medical Terminology for Endocrine, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory Systems

  • Identify the endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems and their functions.
  • Identify the word parts associated with the endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.
  • Identify the common medical terms associated with the endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems and their use in medical reports.

Medical Terminology for Gastrointestinal and Urinary Systems

  • Identify the gastrointestinal and urinary systems and their functions.
  • Identify the word parts associated with the gastrointestinal and urinary systems.
  • Identify the common medical terms associated with the gastrointestinal and urinary systems and their use in medical reports.

Prerequisites

None

Disclaimers

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Section Title
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Oct 22, 2019 to Nov 25, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Nov 26, 2019 to Jan 13, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
167.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jan 14, 2020 to Feb 17, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Feb 18, 2020 to Mar 23, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Mar 24, 2020 to Apr 27, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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