SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2024 6:36:06 PMHLC 160 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HLC 160Title:  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
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled01 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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HLC 60

Catalog Description:
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Basic medical terminology relevant to anatomy, pathology, diagnostic procedures, treatments, and abbreviations. Focus is on basic structure of medical terms and the ability to analyze and construct medical words.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Basic medical terminology relevant to anatomy, diseases, diagnostic procedures, treatments, and abbreviations. Basic structure of medical terms and medical word building.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Describe the primary functions of each of the body systems.
2.  Label the major anatomical components of each body system.
3.  Appropriately use word roots and combining forms pertaining to each of
the body systems.
4.  List basic medical prefixes and suffixes and their meanings.
5.  Differentiate between suffix endings, i.e., adjective, noun, singular
and plural, and demonstrate accurate usage in sentence formation.
6.  Build medical words adding diagnostic, surgical, and symptomatic
prefixes and suffixes to anatomical word roots.
7.  Examine the medical record, and its various reports, abbreviations,
and symbols.
8.  Distinguish differences between body planes and cavities, directional
and positional terms.
9.  Identify common disorders and their associated symptoms for each
body system.
10. Categorize common diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, and
abbreviations 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. Synthesize medical language and information accurately.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Introduction to Medical Terminology
     A. Word roots, combining forms
     B. Spelling, pronunciation
     C. Prefixes
     D. Suffixes
II.  Organization of the Body
     a. Structure: cell, tissue, organs, and systems
     b. Medical specialties
III.  The Medical Record
     a. Medical reports
     b. Abbreviations
     c. Symbols
IV. Integumentary, Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular,
   Blood and Lymph, Musculoskeletal, Urinary, Male Reproductive,
   Female Reproductive, Endocrine, Eye, Ear and Nervous Systems
     A. Structure and function
     B. Medical terminology
     C. Pathology, conditions, symptoms
     D. Diagnostic, radiographic, clinical, and surgical procedures
     E. Pharmacology and treatment
     F. Abbreviations
     G. Medical record analyses

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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
4.  Write a 5-10 page medical research paper, accurately using medical
information and terminology.
5.  Complete 4-10 miscellaneous worksheets and assignments related to
anatomy, medical terminology, and spelling.
6.  Practice pronunciation utilizing tapes/CDs when appropriate.
7.  Complete weekly quizzes, a midterm and final exam.
8.  Reading: 10-30 pages per week.

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
15 - 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
15 - 25%
Homework problems
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
45 - 60%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Medical word building and word part analysis.
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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Medical Terminology, Programmed Learning with CD, Willis, Marjorie, Lippincott. 2002.
Medical Dictionary, Taber's, Stedman's, or Dorlan's, Current Edition.

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