Sep 28, 2023
HHSC 1700 - Medical Terminology
Credit Hours: 3.00
(formerly MAST 1700)
This course is designed for those individuals who have a need for working knowledge of medical terminology in a variety of medical, paramedical, and medical office positions. Stress will be placed on medical terminology as it occurs in the body’s many anatomical systems encompassing the structure of each anatomical system, common disease, anomalies, and surgeries.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course students will be able define medical terms built from word parts. These word parts include prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Objectives:
- Identify and define four word parts.
- Identify and define combining form.
- Use word parts to build medical terms for a given definition.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course students will be able use medical terms. Objectives:
- Define the disease and disorders terms, surgical terms, diagnostic terms, complementary terms and abbreviations for the various anatomical body systems
- Spell the disease and disorders terms, surgical terms, diagnostic terms, complementary terms and abbreviations for the various anatomical body systems
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course students will be able locate anatomical position using medical terms. Objectives:
- Describe body planes
- Describe directional terms
- Describe quadrants
- Describe body cavities
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
- Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
- Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
- Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
- Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
- Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
- Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Introduction to Word Parts and Human Body Structure
- Introduction to Word Parts
- Body Structure, Color and Oncology
- Directional Terms, Anatomical Planes, Regions, and Quadrants
- Body Systems
- Integumentary System
- Respiratory System
- Urinary System
- Male Reproductive System
- Female Reproductive System
- Obstetrics and Neonatology
- Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
- Digestive System
- Musculoskeletal System
- Nervous System and Common Psychiatric Terms
- Endocrine System
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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