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 provides a solid foundation and understanding of the medical language used by healthcare professionals. A systematic, word building approach is used to study medical word parts including prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Emphasis placed on word building, definition and use of terms related to all areas of health science, analysis of parts of the word, abbreviations, spelling, and correct pronunciation to enable health care workers to communicate in an accurate, articulate and concise manner. The course includes but is not limited to terms related to anatomy of the human body, functions of health and disease, medical processes and procedures. Students will also become proficient in using a medical dictionary. This course is useful to anyone considering a health care profession. Students entering nursing, emergency medical services - paramedic/EMT, radiologic technology, medical assistant, medical office assistants, medical coders, etc. 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.
General Education -- Not Applicable