HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology

This computer-based course presents a basic study and practical application of the language of medicine and introduces the student to proper spelling, definition, and pronunciation of medical terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals. An overview of the structure and function of the body systems is presented so the student can relate terms to pathology diseases, and diagnostic and treatments procedures of selected systems. The course provides an organized approach to medical word construction based on the concept of combining word roots, prefixes, and suffixes. (3 lect.)


3 credits