2013-2014 Catalog

HIMS 1120 Medical Terminology I

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Course Description

This course assists students in establishing a solid foundation of medical terminology and abbreviations and introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. The course emphasizes medical vocabulary as it applies to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the human body. Students study the functioning of the body systems, clinical/surgical procedures, and therapies and examine normal, pathological, clinical, and laboratory considerations in order to best prepare for entrance into the healthcare professions. The course also emphasizes correct spelling and pronunciation.