Course description

In this foundational course students will build a medical terminology vocabulary by analyzing medical terms into their component parts. Exploration of medical terms in the context of anatomy and physiology using a body system approach will examine where in the body the medical term references, how it works within the body, and what happens when illness or injury occurs. Topics will include correct pronunciation, correct spelling, correct comprehension and use of common medical terms expected in a variety of health care settings.

Course details

Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023. Fall 2023 registration opens July 24, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery