Aug 10, 2022  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

AHLT-102 Medical Terminology

Credits 1 / 1 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP 110  with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT 074  with a minimum grade of 3.0.
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.

Course Outcomes
1. Classify medical language based on its origin 2. Formulate medical terms for each body part system using appropriate combination of prefixes, roots and suffixes 3. Analyze medical terms to determine appropriate word meanings for each body system 4. Translate medical terms and documents to determine appropriate definitions for each body system 5. Transcribe medical documents accurately for each body system 6. Communicate clearly with medical professionals