MEDICAL TERMS

  • Program: Practical Nursing
  • Course: Medical Terms
  • Course #: NURS1120
  • Total Credits: 1

Course Description

This course is designed to acquaint the nursing student with medical terminology. Students learn to construct words using medical roots, prefixes, and suffixes, as well as learn to pronounce and spell medical terminology. This course may be offered on-line.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Define the components of medical terminology
Formulate medical terms correctly
Utilize medical terminology related to the body systems

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    High School diploma or GED or concurrently enrolled under the PSEOP. Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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