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Medical Terminology

BIOD 103: Medical Terminology

Credits: 3



Department: Biology

A systematic approach to learning the language required to practice in a medically related field. The course will provide the ability to identify, build and recognize terminology used to describe the human body as well as pathological processes, procedures, conditions and diseases that may affect it.

Credits: 3

General biology (recommended, but not required)

Course Topics

Module 1: Root words, combining forms, common prefixes and suffixes.

Module 2: Basic anatomical terms and descriptions of each body system and its function.

Module 3: Basic terminology and function of the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems.

Module 4: Basic terminology and function of the nervous system, endocrine system, and the special senses.

Module 5: Basic terminology and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and lymphatic systems.

Module 6: Basic terminology and function of the digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

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