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Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals III
Course: HCC145AC

First Term: 2017 Fall
Lecture   1 Credit(s)   1 Period(s)   1 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Medical terminology used with special care populations and in special services. Includes obstetric, pediatric, mental health, diagnostic imaging, oncology, and surgery terms. Use of special care populations and special services word parts and term spelling.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Define medical terms commonly used in obstetrics and pediatrics. (I, II)
2. Define medical terms commonly used in mental health. (III)
3. Define medical terms commonly used in oncology. (IV)
4. Define medical terms commonly used in diagnostic medical imaging. (V)
5. Define medical terms commonly used in surgery. (VI)
6. Use specialty area word parts to build and analyze terms. (I - VI)
7. Recognize common abbreviations and symbols related to specialty areas. (I - VI)
8. Spell specialty medical terms. (I - VI)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Obstetrics
   A. Body structural and functional changes
   B. Word parts
   C. Pathology terms
   D. Diagnostic tests
   E. Abbreviations
   F. Spelling
II. Pediatrics
   A. Child growth and development
   B. Word parts
   C. Pathology terms
   D. Abbreviations
   E. Spelling
III. Mental Health
   A. Defense mechanisms
   B. Word parts
   C. Mental disorders
   D. Treatment terms
   E. Abbreviations
   F. Spelling
IV. Oncology
   A. Neoplasm growth and development
   B. Word parts
   C. Grading and staging
   D. Pathology terms
   E. Diagnostic and treatment terms
   F. Abbreviations
   G. Spelling
V. Diagnostic Medical Imaging
   A. Word parts
   B. Diagnostic and procedure terms
   C. Abbreviations
   D. Spelling
VI. Surgery
   A. Surgical process terms
   B. Common surgical positions
   C. Common surgical incisions
   D. Suture terms
   E. Abbreviations
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 27, 2017

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