Medical Terminology

WCB502
Online Education Courses
45

Introduction to Medical Terminology

Course Description:

This course covers medical terminology, symbols and abbreviations, and the application of this new language in the field of health care.  While terms are covered as they relate to body structure and function, the main focus is on medical vocabulary and being able to construct terms using word parts such as roots, suffixes, and prefixes.

 

Lesson 1: The Basics of Medical Terminology

Topics: Introduction, Medical Word Parts, Rules for Defining, Pronouncing and Spelling Terms, Medical Records, Anatomical Terms, Terms Used in Illness, Healthcare Professionals

Analyze medical terminology based on word structure

·         Recognize Latin and Greek singular nouns and form their plurals

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Build medical words from word parts and divide medical words into word parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce common medical terms and abbreviations

Describe the component parts that make up the body

·         Describe techniques used to perform a physical examination

·         Identify body directions, cavities, planes, regions and divisions

Describe the organization and structure of the human body

·         Identify body systems and medical specialties

Explain the importance of medical terminology when documenting and communicating patient information

·         Identify the five skills of medical language communication

Identify the fundamental word structure of medical terminology and its component parts

·         Describe characteristics and medical meaning of combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes

Lesson 2: Integumentary System

Topics: Anatomy, Disorders and Diseases, Procedures, Related Topics

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical words with those word parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the integumentary system

·         Describe an allergic reaction

·         Describe disorders and diseases of the integumentary system

·         Describe tests and procedures of the integumentary system

·         Identify the anatomical structures of the skin, nails, and hair

Describe medical terminology related to the musculoskeletal system

·         Identify the anatomical structures in the skeletal system

Lesson 3: Musculoskeletal System

Topics: Anatomy and Terminology – Skeletal System, Disorders and Diseases of the Skeletal System, Procedures – Skeletal System, Related Topics – Skeletal System, Anatomy and Terminology for Muscular System, Disorders and Diseases of the Muscular System, Procedures for the Muscular System, Related Topics – Muscular System

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical terms with those word parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the musculoskeletal system

·         Describe muscular system disorders and diseases, tests, procedures, and drug categories

·         Identify the anatomical structures in the skeletal system

Lesson 4: Cardiovascular System

Topics: Anatomy and Terminology, Disorders and Diseases, Procedures, Related Topics

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical terms with those word parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the cardiovascular system

·         Define the terms related to circulation

·         Describe diseases and disorders of the cardiovascular system

·         Describe lab tests and procedures

·         Describe tests and procedures of the cardiovascular system

·         Identify the structures of the cardiovascular system

Lesson 5: Blood and Lymphatic System

Topics: Anatomy and Terminology, Disorders and Diseases, Procedures, Related Topics

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical terms with those word parts

Describe medical terminology related to the blood and the lymphatic system

·         Describe what is involved in the immune response

·         Describe disorders and diseases related to blood, and the lymphatic system

·         Describe tests and procedures related to blood and the lymphatic system

·         Identify the structures in the blood and lymphatic system

Lesson 6: Respiratory System

Topics: Anatomy and Terminology, Disorders and Diseases, Procedures, Related Topics

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical terms with those word parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce respiratory terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the respiratory system

·         Define terms related to respiration

·         Describe respiratory disorders and diseases

·         Describe tests and procedures related to the respiratory system

·         Identify the structures of respiratory system

Lesson 7: Gastrointestinal System

Topics: Anatomy and Terminology, Disorders and Diseases, Procedures, Related Topics

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical words with those word parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the gastrointestinal system

·         Describe disorders and diseases of the gastrointestinal system

·         Describe tests and procedures of the gastrointestinal system

·         Identify the structures of the gastrointestinal system

Lesson 8: Nervous System

Topics: Anatomy and Terminology, Disorders and Diseases, Procedures, Related Topics

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical terms with those word parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the nervous system

·         Describe disorders and disease of the nervous system

·         Describe tests and procedures related to the nervous system

·         Describe the division within the nervous system and the responsibilities of each

·         Identify the structures of the nervous system

Lesson 9: Eye and Ear

Topics: Anatomy and Terminology – the Eye, Disorders and Diseases – the Eye, Procedures – the Eye, Related Topics – the Eye, Anatomy and Terminology – the Ear, Disorders and Diseases – the Ear, Procedures – the Ear, Related Topics – the Ear

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical terms with those word parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the eye and ear

·         Describe diseases, diagnostic tests and procedures, treatments, and drugs related to the ENT system

·         Describe diseases, tests, procedures, and drugs related to the eye

·         Describe the path of light through the eye and how a person "sees" the image

·         Describe the path of sound waves through the ear and how a person "hears" a sound

·         Identify the structures of the ear

Lesson 10: Endocrine System

Topics: Anatomy and Terminology, Disorders and Diseases, Procedures, Related Topics

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical terms with those word parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the endocrine system

·         Describe disorders and diseases related to the endocrine system

·         Describe tests and procedures related to the endocrine system

·         Describe the process of responses to hormones and feedback
·         Identify the structures of the endocrine system

Lesson 11: Urinary System

Topics: Anatomy and Terminology, Disorders and Diseases, Procedures, Related Topics

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical terms with those word parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the urinary system

·         Describe disorders and diseases related to the urinary system

·         Describe tests and procedures, related to the urinary system

·         Explain where urine is made and how it is eliminated

·         Identify the structures of the urinary system

Lesson 12: Male Reproductive System

Topics: Anatomy and Terminology, Disorders and Diseases, Procedures, Related Topics

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical terms with those word parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the male reproductive system

·         Describe the path of sperm from creation to ejaculation

·         Describe tests and procedures of the male reproductive system

·         Identify the unique and shared anatomical structures of the male reproductive system

Lesson 13: Female Reproductive System

Topics:Anatomy and Terminology, Disorders and Diseases, Procedures. Related Topics

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and build medical words with these parts

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the male and female reproductive system

·         Define terms related to menstruation, pregnancy, and postpartum

·         Describe conception and labor and delivery

·         Describe disorders and diseases of the female reproductive system

·         Describe normal and abnormal findings in the neonate

·         Describe tests and procedures related to the female

·         Describe tests and procedures related to the female reproductive system

·         Identify the structures of the female reproductive system

Lesson 14: Mental Health

Topics: Anatomy and Terminology, Disorders and Diseases, Procedures, Related Topics

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and use them to build medical terms

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the mental health

·         Describe disorders and diseases related to mental health

·         Describe tests and procedures related to mental health

·         Identify the parts of the brain related to mental health

Lesson 15: Cancer, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Topics:Anatomy and Terminology, Types of Cancer, Procedures, Related Topics, Radiology, General Terms, Nuclear Medicine

Build medical terminology related to body structures, functions, and disorders

·         Define medical word parts and use them to build medical terms

Define common medical terms and abbreviations

·         Spell and pronounce medical terms and abbreviations

Describe medical terminology related to the specialties of cancer, radiology and nuclear medicine

·         Describe common types of cancer and the tests and procedures related to cancer

·         Describe nuclear medicine procedures that use gamma rays or positrons

·         Describe radiologic procedures that use x-rays

·         Identify factors that contribute to the development of cancer

·         Identify other procedures that use magnetic field, sound waves, or an electron beam

·         Identify procedures that use a contrast dye with x-rays

·         Identify the different structures found in a cell

·         List characteristics of cancerous cells and tumors

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