Medical Terminology

NURSING X 400

This course covers principles of medical terminologies through word roots, abbreviations, and related anatomy and body systems. Students develop medical vocabulary applicable to all specialties of medicine.

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What you can learn.

  • Define the word roots and combining forms used to describe the organs and structures
  • Define suffixes and prefixes in medical words
  • Build and analyze medical words
  • Interpret the meaning of new medical words by defining the elements
  • Master pronunciation and spelling of medical terms from class lectures, handouts, and assignments
  • Identify body systems and terms that describe procedures and diseases

About this course:

This course highlights key principles of medical terminologies through word roots, medical abbreviations, and related body systems. Students develop medical vocabulary applicable to all specialties of medicine and a basic understanding of anatomy and major body systems. The use of medical dictionaries, Internet sites, and other modern technologies are introduced for support.

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