Jan 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

AHS 102 - Medical Terminology

Class: 3 Credits: 3
This course covers medical terms, including roots, prefixes, and suffixes, with emphasis on spelling, definition, and pronunciation.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032  and RDG 032 .
Course Topics:
  • General components of Medical Language
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System
  • Reproductive System
  • Integumentary System
  • Nervous System and Pyschologic Disorders
  • Special Senses
  • Endocrine System

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:

Grading System:
Grades are not rounded. Students must earn a grade of C or higher to earn credit for AHS 102.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define the types of healthcare terms as well as word roots, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes.
  2. Use basic word roots, suffixes and prefixes accurately to build medical terms.
  3. Define directional terms and anatomic planes of the body.
  4. Relate the terminology to the names, locations, and functions of the major organs of the body systems.
  5. Define medical terms related to selected diseases.
  6. Define selected diagnostic and surgical procedural terms for each body system.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Face Covering Requirements:
All faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask/covering at all times (absent a medical condition) on all SCC campuses when safe social distancing measures are not possible or difficult to follow. For further details, refer to the Student Guidelines for Face Coverings and Social Distancing on the SCC Coronavirus COVID-19 Information page.
Standard SCC Course Policies:
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  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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