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HCC 103 Introduction to Medical Terminology
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
Cross-Listed: NUR 103

Description: Introduction to medical terminology and abbreviations used in healthcare. Topics include the origins of selected medical terms and abbreviations related to body system structures, functions, and diseases, as well as building and analyzing terms using basic word parts. Prerequisite: RDG094.

Prerequisites: RDG 094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Recognize selected medical abbreviations for the assigned body systems and specialties.

2. (Comprehension Level) 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, and sense organs: the eye and ear and endocrine systems.

3. (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.

Internal/External Standards Accreditation