SRJC Course Outlines

4/16/2024 5:22:27 PMHLC 60 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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Discipline and Nbr:  HLC 60Title:  MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY  
Full Title:  Medical Terminology
Last Reviewed:12/12/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Acquisition of basic medical terminology relevant to anatomy, pathology, diagnostic procedures, treatments, drug classifications and abbreviations. Focus is on basic structure of medical term and the ability to analyze and synthesize parts of words. Ability to utilize principles of medical word building is emphasized.


Recommended Preparation:
Health occupation majors; eligibility for English 100A or equiv.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Basic medical terminology relevant to anatomy, diseases, diagnostic procedures, treatments, drug classifications & abbreviations. Basic structure of medical terms & principles of medical word building.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Health occupation majors; eligibility for English 100A or equiv.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2005
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  List the primary functions of each of the body systems.
2.  Name and describe the major anatomical components of each body
3.  Identify word roots and combining forms pertaining to each of the
   body systems.
4.  List basic medical prefixes and suffixes and their meanings.
5.  Identify suffix endings, i.e., adjective, noun, singular and plural
   forms, and demonstrate accurate usage in sentence formation.
6.  Build medical words adding diagnostic, surgical, and symptomatic
   prefixes and suffixes to anatomical word roots.
7.  List characteristics and functions of cells, tissues and organs,
   and describe levels of organization from the cellular level to the
   organism as a whole.
8.  Identify body planes and cavities, directional and positional
9.  Identify common disorders and associated symptoms for each body
10. Identify common diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, abbreviations
   and drug classifications associated with each body system.
11. Correlate medical word parts with usage in anatomy, pathology,
   symptomatology, procedures, treatments, and medical specialties.
12. Analyze medical reports.
13. Pronounce and spell medical terms correctly in oral and written
14. Write a medical research paper, synthesizing medical language and
   information accurately.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to Medical Terminology.
     A. Word roots, combining forms.
     B. Spelling, pronunciation.
     C. Prefixes.
     D. Suffixes.
2.  Organization of the Body.
     A. Structural.
          1. cellular
          2. tissue
          3. organs
          4. systems
          5. medical specialities
     B. Medical terminology.
     C. Abbreviations.
ΓΏ3.  Integumentary, Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular,  

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1.  Complete workbook and handout assignments for each body system.
2.  Make flash cards, vocabulary lists, and/or cassette tapes of medical
3.  Analyze 2-10 operative reports, case studies, and/or medical reports,
   defining medical terms, summarizing data, and/or simplifying
   medical language.
4.  Write a 5-12 page medical research paper, accurately using medical
   information and terminology.
5.  4-10 miscellaneous worksheets and assignments related to anatomy,
   medical terminology, and spelling.
6.  Preparation for oral pronunciation and syllabication.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 35%
Written homework, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
35 - 45%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
35 - 40%
Multiple choice, Matching items, MEDICAL WORD BUILDING
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Brooks, Exploring Medical Language.  Mosby. 3rd ed. 1994
Cohen, Medical Terminology. Lippincott, 2nd ed. 1994
Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Co., 17th ed., 1993.

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