- Name: Medical Terminology I
- Division: Nursing and Allied Health
- Discipline: Health Information Technology
- Units (Credits): 1.00
- Course Attributes:
- May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree
- Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees
I. Catalog Course Description
Studies word derivations and formation with emphasis upon understanding common usage in the field of health care.
II: Course Objectives
Upon completion of course, students are expected to know the following:
- Identify and define the word parts most frequently used with the major body systems and specialties.
- Properly spell, define, and pronounce medical terms associated with each body system studied.
- Define unfamiliar medical terms by analyzing the word parts and verifying the definition in a medical dictionary.
- Use the Internet to locate information about specific medical conditions, procedures, and research.
These objectives will be achieved through a combination of written, reading, and listening exercises, which utilizes a multi-sensory approach to learning. Whenever possible, material is presented in context, as it is used in the medical environment.
III: Course Linkage
Educational Program Mission Outcomes.
– This course is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
– Students who complete programs in occupational areas are expected to demonstrate that they:
- Know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.
- Are able to acquire skills and perform tasks necessary for employment or career enhancement.
- Can present themselves effectively to a potential employer.
- Will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills appropriate resources to remain current in the chosen occupational field.
- Have developed an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues.
Scheduled HIT-117 classes:
There are currently no HIT-117 classes scheduled for this term.