HLT 143 Syllabus

 

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                                           Date:  February 2014

 

Curricula in Which Course is Taught: First Year Studies, Medical Terminology, or any AAS program that requires a HLT/PED elective

 

Course Number and Title:           HLT 143, Medical Terminology I

 

Credit Hours:    3                 Hours/Wk Lecture:     3      Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb:    3

 

 

I.              Catalog Description:         Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms.  Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage.  Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Part I of II.

 

II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:   A curriculum objective is for students to define, pronounce, and spell medical terms relating              to the health services environment.

 

III.           Required background:    ENF 2 as a co-requisite

 

IV.          Course Content:

 

a.    Introduction to the Language of Healthcare                  

b.    Whole Body/Healthcare Systems                        

c.    The Integumentary System/The Endocrine System     

d.    The Musculoskeletal System                                            

e.    Hematology/Oncology                                                       

f.     The Immune System                                                          

g.    The Nervous System                                                          

h.    The Special Senses

i.      The Respiratory System

j.      The Cardiovascular System

k.    The Gastrointestinal System

l.      The Urinary System

m.   Male/Female Reproductive System

n.    Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum

 


V.  Learner Outcomes

 

The student will:

VI.  Evaluation

A.   Recognize and utilize roots, suffixes and prefixes to form medical terms.

B.   Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to body areas, directions and terms related to medical records, laboratory, imaging and pharmacology.

C.   Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to the musculoskeletal system.

D.   Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to the blood and blood- forming organs.

E.   Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to oncology.

F.    Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to the nervous system.

G.   Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to the respiratory system.

H.   Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to the cardiovascular system.

I.      Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to the gastrointestinal system.

J.    Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to the urinary system.

K.   Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to the endocrine system.

L.    Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to the disorders of the male/female reproductive         system.

M.   Pronounce, define, and spell terms relating to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Students will be assessed by class participation, quizzes, and final exam.

 

         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:

 

DCC Educational Objectives:

Communication

Critical Thinking

Personal Development