MDT Medical Terminology

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MDT.090 Introduction to Medical Terminology22

This course is to assist students to effectively communicate in the field of health care. Students who take this course will become familiar with medical terminology by learning to dissect words in order to determine their meaning. A body systems approach to learning medical language will be used. Word parts will be used to build, analyze, define, and spell medical terms. Structural, directional, disease and disorder, surgical, and diagnostic terms; pronunciations; and abbreviations will be included.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

MDT.100 Medical Terminology22

This course is designed for anyone desiring a background in the language of medicine, and presents a system of learning medical terms from word roots, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes. By the end of the course the student will be able to recognize, build, define and spell correctly literally thousands of medical words from the elements learned, and be proficient in using a medical dictionary. This course is useful for anyone in the health care professions: those working in hospitals (nurses, radiologic technologists, unit secretaries, people in medical records or the business office, etc.) in a doctor's office, in nursing homes or those in Emergency Medical Technology. Those entering nursing will find Medical Terminology a great asset to understanding lectures and textbooks, making their learning easier.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable