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CRC 110 - Clinical Research Common Terminology

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

Study of common terminology used in clinical research profession in order to properly report adverse events in universally understood terminology. Includes research specific terminology and medical terminology used in order to collect a thorough medical history, during an Adverse Event report, and throughout a clinical trial. Also includes common and medical terminology used in clinical research and other health care professions. In addition, the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) and the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) will be explored.

Recommendation: Completion of BIO 160IN   is recommended, but not required

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the component parts of medical terms using basic prefix, suffix, and combining forms to build medical terms
  2. Relate the terms that describe the body to the names, locations, and functions of the major organs of the body systems
  3. Define abbreviations and terms used in documenting medical records using the SOAP Method
  4. Define an Adverse Event using the CTCAE guidance

  1. Basic Word Structure
    1. Analyze medical words by using the tools of word analysis by dividing them into component parts (prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes)
    2. Medical terms related to the structure and function of the human body (in the context of how the body works in health and disease)
    3. Spelling and pronunciation of medical terminology
    4. Medical words divided into their component parts
    5. Meaning of basic combining forms of the medical language
  2.  Prefixes and Suffixes
    1. Define prefixes and suffixes
    2. Analyze words using prefixes and suffixes with combining forms to build and understand medical terminology
  3. Use of the SOAP Method to build, define, pronounce, and spell medical conditions of the
    1. Integumentary System
    2. Musculoskeletal System
    3. Nervous System
    4. Sensory System
    5. Endocrine System
    6. Lymphatic and Hematologic Systems
    7. Cardiovascular System
    8. Respiratory System
    9. Gastrointestinal System
  4. Applying Medical Terminology
    1. Medical History Collection
    2. Patient Education
    3. Presentations
    4. Adverse Event Collection
      1. Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Event (CTCAE)
      2. Activities of Daily Life Instrument (ADL)
      3. System Organ Classification (SOC)
      4. Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA)
    5. Clinical Research Reporting
    6. Quality Assurance and Quality Control