Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology
Syllabus

Course Information

Organization

Lakeshore Technical College

Course Number

10-501-101

Credits

3

Description
This course focuses on the component parts of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Spelling, definition, and pronunciation will enhance student learning as students practice formation, analysis, and reconstruction of medical words and phrases. Medical terminology will come alive through an introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as system and surgical terminology. Students will explore the Greek and Latin origins of medical terms and commonly used abbreviations.

Textbooks

Davi-Ellen Chabner.The Language of Medicine.Saunders/Elsevier.Edition: 9th.ISBN: 978-1-4377-0570-6.

 

Core Abilities

A.

1. Demonstrate critical thinking

B.

2. Demonstrate responsible work ethic

C.

3. Communicate effectively

D.

4. Use mathematics effectively

E.

5. Work cooperatively

F.

6. Apply learning

G.

7. Respect diversity

H.

8. Integrate technology

I.

Apply sustainable practices

 

Competencies

1.

Apply the rules of medical language

2.

Identify medical words and phrases related to the body as a whole

3.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the lymph and immune systems

4.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the integumentary system

5.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the female reproductive system

6.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the male reproductive system

7.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the blood

8.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the sensory systems

9.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the musculoskeletal system

10.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the respiratory system

11.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the digestive system

12.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the nervous system

13.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the endocrine system

14.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the urinary system

15.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to the cardiovascular system

16.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to oncology and cancer treatment

17.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to radiographic imaging and nuclear medicine

18.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to pharmacology

19.

Interpret medical words and phrases related to psychiatry


Grading Information

Grading Rationale

Exams are worth 75% of your grade.

Study Guides are worth 25% of your grade.



Late assignments will be deducted 5 points each day after due date.


Grading Scale

 

A 93-100%

B 85-92%

C 77-84%

D 70-76%

F 69% and below

 

ADA Statement

 

If you have a documented disability that may prevent you from meeting course requirements, you are encouraged to contact LTC's ADA Coordinator/Learning Support Specialist for assistance with accommodations. It is your responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability, and to provide documentation of the disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to students who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

 

Additionally, this program course adheres to a set of Essential Functional Abilities that are necessary to ensure your success in this course and program.  A student taking this course as a standalone course and not part of an LTC program still must meet the stated abilities for that program.  To view the stated abilities for this program course, please visit the Current Students home page at www.gotoltc.edu/currentstudents.  If you feel you are unable to meet the essential functional abilities for this course, please see the ADA Coordinator noted below.

 

Please note that course requirements will not be waived but accommodations may be made to assist you to meet the requirements. Pam Thayer, ADA Coordinator/Learning Support Specialist, can assist you with formulating a reasonable accommodation plan and can provide you with support as identified in your accommodation plan. She can be reached at 920.693.1222 (TTY 920.693.8956) or pam.thayer@gotoltc.edu. Her office is located in Student Services.

 

 

 

Student Conduct Code

 

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