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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

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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.

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