Course Outlines

Medical Terminology — ADMS 1045

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 2.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 0.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course is an introduction to medical terminology with the focus based upon organ systems of the human body as defined by the American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Manual. Students will gain skills in reading medical terms by identifying root word meanings along with applicable prefixes and suffixes. Common medical abbreviations and symbols will be examined to assist students in reading medical records. This course is the same as HEAL1502 - both courses are cross listed togehter.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 7/1/16 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. After independent reading and class instruction the student will be able to differentiate between medical terms that are spelled and/or pronounced similarly.
    2. Given class activities and instructor guidance the student will be able to demonstrate understanding in identifying medical terms related to all organ systems of the human body including the eyes, ears, nose and throat, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the endocrine system, the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system, the male and female genitourinary systems, the nervous system and the digestive system.
    3. Given course materials and instruction the student will be able to recognize the logic of the language of medicine in individual medical terms and identify roots and combining forms.
    4. With encouragement from the instructor the student will be able to apply critical thinking skills and utilize references to help decode medical terms.
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted