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HIT 105 - Medical Terminology

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Terminology used in the medical field. Includes word parts and forms, terms pertaining to the body as a whole, anatomy and structural organization of the body. Also includes terminology of body systems, organs and function including disease processes and symptoms, laboratory tests, clinical procedures and use of medical dictionaries and other resource materials for research and practice.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain common Latin and Greek singular nouns and form their plurals.
  2. Apply word structures to divide and build medical words.
  3. Describe body systems within the body as a whole.
  4. Apply medical terminology to each body system.
  5. Describe diseases pertaining to body systems.
  6. Explain medical specialties pertaining to body systems

Performance Objectives:
  1. Apply basic word structures
  2. Define terms pertaining to the body as a whole.
  3. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the digestive system.
  4. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the urinary system.
  5. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the female reproductive system.
  6. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the male reproductive system.
  7. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the nervous system.
  8. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the cardiovascular system.
  9. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the respiratory system
  10. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the blood system.
  11. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the lymphatic and immune system.
  12. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the musculoskeletal system.
  13. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the integumentary system.
  14. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the sensory organs.
  15. Apply terminology to the anatomy, conditions and medical specialties of the endocrine system.

Outline:
  1. Basic Word Structures
    1. Latin and Greek origin
    2. Component parts, prefixes and suffixes
    3. Using component parts to build medical words
    4. Spelling and pronunciation
  2. Terms Pertaining to the Body as a Whole
    1. Structural organization of the body
    2. Abdominopelvic regions and quadrants
    3. Division of the spinal column
    4. Planes of the body
    5. Positional and directional terms
  3. Digestive System
    1. Organs of the digestive system
    2. Anatomy
    3. Disease processes and symptoms affecting the digestive organs
    4. Combining forms, prefixes and suffixes of digestive system terminology
  4. Urinary System 
    1. Organs of the urinary system
    2. Anatomy
    3. Clinical procedures, tests and abbreviations pertaining to the urinary system
    4. Combining forms, prefixes and suffixes of urinary system terminology
  5. Female Reproductive System
    1. Organs of the female reproductive system.
    2. Abnormal conditions of the female reproductive system and of the unborn child.
    3. Laboratory tests and procedures used in gynecology and obstetrics.
    4. Combining forms, prefixes and suffixes of the female reproductive system
    5. Use of medical terminology of the female reproductive system in medical reports and records.
  6. Male Reproductive System
    1. Organs of the male reproductive system
    2. Abnormal conditions and infectious diseases that affect the male reproductive system.
    3. Combining forms used to describe the male reproductive system
    4. Laboratory tests and procedures pertinent to disorders of the male reproductive system
    5. Use of medical terminology of the male reproductive system in medical reports and records.
  7. Nervous System
    1. Major organs and parts of the nervous system
    2. Combining forms and word parts pertaining to the nervous system
    3. Conditions pertaining to the respiratory system
    4. Laboratory tests, clinical procedures and abbreviations pertaining to the nervous system
    5. Use of medical terminology of the nervous system in medical reports and records.
  8. Cardiovascular System
    1. Blood vessels and circulation
    2. Anatomy of the heart
    3. Conditions pertaining the cardiovascular system
    4. Combining forms and word components pertaining to the cardiovascular system
    5. Laboratory tests, clinical procedures and abbreviations pertaining to the cardiovascular system
  9. Respiratory System
    1. Organs of the respiratory system
    2. Conditions pertaining to the respiratory system
    3. Combining forms and word components pertaining to the respiratory system
    4. Laboratory tests, clinical procedures and abbreviations pertaining to the respiratory system
    5. Proper application of medical terminology within medical reports and records
  10. Blood System
    1. Terms relating to the composition, formation and function of blood
    2. Blood clotting, types and conditions affecting blood.
    3. Combining forms and word components pertaining to the blood system
    4. Laboratory tests, clinical procedures and hematologic disorders
    5. Proper application of medical terminology within medical reports and records
  11. Lymphatic and Immune Systems
    1. Terms related to the structures involving the lymphatic and immune systems.
    2. Combining forms and word components pertaining to the lymphatic and immune systems
    3. Disorders of the lymphatic and immune systems
    4. Laboratory tests, clinical procedures, and abbreviations pertaining to the lymphatic and immune systems.
    5. Proper application of medical terminology within medical reports and records
  12. Musculoskeletal System
    1. Terms related to the structures involving the musculoskeletal system
    2. Combining forms and word components pertaining to the musculoskeletal system
    3. Conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, including fractures
    4. Laboratory tests, clinical procedures, and abbreviations pertaining to the musculoskeletal system
    5. Proper application of medical terminology within medical reports and records
  13. Integumentary System
    1. Terms related to the structures involving the integumentary system
    2. Combining forms and word components pertaining to the integumentary system
    3. Structure and conditions affecting the integumentary system, including lesions
    4. Laboratory tests, clinical procedures, and abbreviations pertaining to the integumentary system
    5. Proper application of medical terminology within medical reports and records
  14. Sensory Organs
    1. Terms related to the structures and functions involving the eye and ear
    2. Combining forms and word components pertaining to the eye and ear
    3. Anatomy and conditions affecting the eye and ear
    4. Laboratory tests, clinical procedures, and abbreviations pertaining to the eye and ear
    5. Proper application of medical terminology within medical reports and records
  15. Endocrine System
    1. Terms related to the structures involving the endocrine system
    2. Combining forms and word components pertaining to the endocrine system
    3. Structure and conditions affecting the endocrine system, including hormones and glands
    4. Laboratory tests, clinical procedures, and abbreviations pertaining to the endocrine system
    5. Proper application of medical terminology within medical reports and records


Effective Term:
Fall 2016



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