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HCC 116 Medical Terminology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2014
SUN#: NA
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
Cross-Listed:  


Description: The study and application of medical terminology to all body systems and specialties in various healthcare settings, including anatomy, physiology, organs, blood structures, lymphatic and immune system, musculoskeletal, skin, sense organs, endocrine systems and others. Medical terms relevant to oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine, pharmacology and psychiatry will be covered.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Identify, define and analyze medical terminology using word analysis tools, including dividing the medical words into their parts, defining each part, and analyzing basic combining forms, suffixes and prefixes.
2. Apply medical terminology to the assigned body systems and specialties, including:
2a. (Knowledge Level) Identify, name and describe the anatomy, physiology and location of major organs and parts of each assigned body system, all the structures of the blood, lymphatic and immune system, musculoskeletal, skin, sense organs: the eye and ear and endocrine systems.
2b. (Comprehension Level) Define medical terms relevant to each assigned body system and specialty including cancer/oncology medicine, radiology and nuclear medicine, pharmacology and psychiatry.
2c. (Analysis Level) Identify and describe the major pathologic conditions, symptoms and treatments relevant to each assigned body system and specialty.
2d. (Knowledge Level) Describe important laboratory tests, clinical procedures and abbreviations pertaining to each assigned body system and specialty.
3. (Analysis Level) Analyze the medical terms in the Practical Applications Medical Report, answer questions about the report and engage in classroom discussions.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
AAMA Web Site
http://www.aama-ntl.org/