Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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AHMS 144 - Medical Terminology

Credit(s): 3

This course is a systematic approach to scientific terminology that prepares students to function properly in fields related to the medical profession.  Familiarity with word elements and competent use of a medical dictionary are emphasized. (All Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Describe how word elements (root, prefix, suffix) work together to create specific medical terms.
  • Combine word elements (root, prefix, suffix) and use appropriate spelling of medical terms. 
  • Recall the terminology for a wide range of body systems.
  • Explain terms that describe postitions, directions, and planes of the body.
  • Locate words in the dictionary based on their phonetic spelling.
  • Pronounce and define healthcare and medical terms.

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