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HO 279
Medical Vocabulary


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20


Description
This course is an introduction to basic medical vocabulary. It provides the student a systematic approach to the language used in the health care system beginning with root words, prefixes and suffixes, and continuing on with the specific terms relating to normal and abnormal conditions of the body. This course is offered as needed, and may be scheduled in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify root words found in medical language.
  • Combine appropriate use of prefixes and suffixes to root words.
  • Identify anatomical body structures, diseases, normal and abnormal conditions using correct medical terminology.
  • List correctly the abbreviations found in medical vocabulary.

  • Course Topics
  • Concepts of medical terminology.
  • Suffixes and prefixes.
  • Body structure and systems.
  • Disease and treatment.
  • Commonly used symbols.
  • Abbreviations and their meanings.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HO 279
    Fall 2014
    3923
    Beverly O'laughlin


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.