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HSC 113 - Medical Terminology


Last Date of Approval: Spring 2022

2 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
Students will study the terminology of the human body systems relevant to various healthcare professions. Students will gain knowledge of functional vocabulary related to medical science. Definitions, standard abbreviations, pronunciation, and correct spelling will be included. This course will also help students gain critical thinking skills which are essential to making important life, health, and career decisions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face and online

Credit for Prior Learning: This course offers an opportunity for students to earn Credit for Prior Learning for skills that they have brought with them to Iowa Central. For more information, please ask the instructor and see the Iowa Central Community College catalog.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): Final Exam

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Define word elements, using them to correctly build and analyze medical words.
  2. Define, build, and analyze medical words describing common pathology, diseases and conditions, common procedures, and common medications.
  3. Spell and pronounce medical words correctly.
  4. Utilize common medical abbreviations correctly.

Unit Objectives:

Unit I (Basic Elements) Objectives:

  1. Identify and describe medical word elements.
  2. Apply basic guidelines to define and build medical words.
  3. Identify guidelines of correct pronunciation.
  4. Apply rules to link suffixes to change the meaning of a medical word.
  5. Recognize, define, and identify examples of surgical, diagnostic, pathological, and related suffixes.
  6. Recognize, define, and identify examples of adjective, noun, and diminutive suffixes.
  7. Apply rules for forming the plural version of medical words.
  8. Apply rules to link prefixes to change the meaning of a medical word.
  9. Recognize, define, and identify examples of prefixes of position, number, measurement, and direction.

 

Unit 2 (Body Structure) Objectives:

  1. Define key terms describing body structure.
  2. Describe and identify levels of body organization.
  3. Describe and identify anatomical position.
  4. Describe and identify body planes and cavities. 
  5. Describe and identify abdominal quadrants and regions.
  6. Describe and identify directional terms. 
  7. Describe and identify anatomy of the spine.
  8. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to body structure. 
  9. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology identified in this unit (body structure).
  10. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions identified in this unit (body structure).
  11. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) identified in this unit (body structure).
  12. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to body structure.
  13. Recognize and use common medical abbreviations identified in this unit (body structure).

Unit 3 (Integumentary System) Objectives:

  1. Define the key terms related to the integumentary system.
  2. Comprehend the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system. 
  3. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to the integumentary system.
  4. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology related to the integumentary system.
  5. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions related to the integumentary system. 
  6. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) related to the integumentary system. 
  7. Identify drugs commonly used to treat disorders of the integumentary system including classification, therapeutic action, generic name, and trade name.
  8. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to the integumentary system.
  9. Recognize and use common medical abbreviations related to the integumentary system.

Unit 4 (Digestive System) Objectives:

  1. Define the key terms related to the digestive system.
  2. Comprehend the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system. 
  3. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to the digestive system.
  4. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology related to the digestive system.
  5. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions related to the digestive system. 
  6. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) related to the digestive system. 
  7. Identify drugs commonly used to treat disorders of the digestive system including classification, therapeutic action, generic name, and trade name.
  8. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to the digestive system.
  9. Recognize and use common medical abbreviations related to the digestive system.

Unit 5 (Respiratory System) Objectives

  1. Define the key terms related to the respiratory system.
  2. Comprehend the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. 
  3. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to the respiratory system.
  4. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology related to the respiratory system.
  5. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions related to the respiratory system. 
  6. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) related to the respiratory system. 
  7. Identify drugs commonly used to treat disorders of the respiratory system including classification, therapeutic action, generic name, and trade name.
  8. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to the respiratory system.
  9. Recognize common medical abbreviations related to the respiratory system.

Unit 6 (Cardiovascular System) Objectives:

  1. Define the key terms related to the cardiovascular system.
  2. Comprehend the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system. 
  3. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to the cardiovascular system.
  4. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology related to the cardiovascular system.
  5. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions related to the cardiovascular system. 
  6. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) related to the cardiovascular system. 
  7. Identify drugs commonly used to treat disorders of the cardiovascular system including classification, therapeutic action, generic name, and trade name.
  8. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to the cardiovascular system.
  9. Recognize common medical abbreviations related to the cardiovascular system.

Unit 7 (Blood, Lymph, and Immune Systems) Objectives:

  1. Define the key terms related to the blood, lymph, and immune system.
  2. Comprehend the anatomy and physiology of the blood, lymph, and immune system. 
  3. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to the blood, lymph, and immune system.
  4. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology related to the blood, lymph, and immune system.
  5. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions related to the blood, lymph, and immune system. 
  6. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) related to the blood, lymph, and immune system. 
  7. Identify drugs commonly used to treat disorders of the blood, lymph, and immune system including classification, therapeutic action, generic name, and trade name.
  8. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to the blood, lymph, and immune system.
  9. Recognize common medical abbreviations related to the blood, lymph, and immune system.

Unit 8 (Musculoskeletal System) Objectives:

  1. Define the key terms related to the musculoskeletal system.
  2. Comprehend the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system. 
  3. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to the musculoskeletal system.
  4. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology related to the musculoskeletal system.
  5. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. 
  6. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) related to the musculoskeletal system. 
  7. Identify drugs commonly used to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system including classification, therapeutic action, generic name, and trade name.
  8. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to the musculoskeletal system.
  9. Recognize common medical abbreviations related to the musculoskeletal system.

Unit 9 (Urinary System) Objectives:

  1. Define the key terms related to the urinary system.
  2. Comprehend the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system. 
  3. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to the urinary system.
  4. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology related to the urinary system.
  5. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions related to the urinary system. 
  6. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) related to the urinary system. 
  7. Identify drugs commonly used to treat disorders of the urinary system including classification, therapeutic action, generic name, and trade name.
  8. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to the urinary system.
  9. Recognize common medical abbreviations related to the urinary system.

Unit 10 (Female and Male Reproductive Systems) Objectives:

  1. Define the key terms related to the male and female reproductive systems.
  2. Comprehend the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems.
  3. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to the male and female reproductive systems.
  4. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology related to the male and female reproductive systems.
  5. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions related to the male and female reproductive systems.
  6. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) related to the male and female reproductive systems.
  7. Identify drugs commonly used to treat disorders of the male and female reproductive systems including classification, therapeutic action, generic name, and trade name.
  8. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to the male and female reproductive systems.
  9. Recognize common medical abbreviations related to the male and female reproductive systems.

Unit 11 (Endocrine System) Objectives:

  1. Define the key terms related to the endocrine system.
  2. Comprehend the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system. 
  3. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to the endocrine system.
  4. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology related to the endocrine system.
  5. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions related to the endocrine system. 
  6. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) related to the endocrine system. 
  7. Identify drugs commonly used to treat disorders of the endocrine system including classification, therapeutic action, generic name, and trade name.
  8. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to the endocrine system.
  9. Recognize common medical abbreviations related to the endocrine system.

Unit 12 (Nervous System) Objectives:

  1. Define the key terms related to the nervous system.
  2. Comprehend the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. 
  3. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to the nervous system.
  4. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology related to the nervous system.
  5. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions related to the nervous system. 
  6. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) related to the nervous system. 
  7. Identify drugs commonly used to treat disorders of the nervous system including classification, therapeutic action, generic name, and trade name.
  8. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to the nervous system.
  9. Recognize common medical abbreviations related to the nervous system.

Unit 13 (Special Senses) Objectives:

  1. Define the key terms related to the sensory system.
  2. Comprehend the anatomy and physiology of the sensory system. 
  3. Recognize and define elements, using them to correctly build medical words related to the sensory system.
  4. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing pathology related to the sensory system.
  5. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing diseases and conditions related to the sensory system. 
  6. Recognize, define, build, and analyze medical words describing procedures (medical, surgical, and diagnostic) related to the sensory system. 
  7. Identify drugs commonly used to treat disorders of the sensory system including classification, therapeutic action, generic name, and trade name.
  8. Demonstrate correct spelling and pronunciation of medical words related to the sensory system.
  9. Recognize common medical abbreviations related to the sensory system.



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