Medical Terminology   
2017-2018 CURRENT Catalog
   

AHLT-102 Medical Terminology

Credits 1 / 1 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-030  (ACSR-030) or completion of RDNG-016 , ACLT-075 , ACLT-076  or ENGL-100  
Medical terminology is the study of medical language and terminology used by healthcare professionals.  Guided practice and exercises will lead to an understanding of the Greek/Latin prefixes, word roots and suffixes of which medical terminology is created.  Medical terms not created by use of word parts and standard medical abbreviations will also be covered.  The entire human body will be studied using body systems as an organizing principle for this course.  At the end of this course, the learner will be able to formulate, analyze, translate, and transcribe medical language as a foundational tool in communicating effectively with medical professionals.

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