• Program: Medical Office Careers
  • Course: Medical Terminology
  • Course #: OFCR1301
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course covers the introduction to word analysis and construction with usage of word roots, prefixes and suffixes. Emphasis will be placed on definition, pronunciation, and spelling of roots, prefixes, suffixes and medical words. In addition, students gain an understanding of the organization and complexity of the body and become familiar with the location and function of major body organs. Pharmacological drugs associated with the body systems will also be studied.

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 combining forms, suffixes and prefixes for specific body systems
Construct correct medical terms
Spell medical terms
Pronounce medical terms
Define medical terms for specific body systems
Spell common drugs associated with specific body systems
Define abbreviations associated with specific body systems
Name the major organs of each of the specific body systems
Describe basic physiology as it relates to each body system
Describe disease processes and symptoms that affect specific organs
Utilize reference materials
Manage time to meet deadlines

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 4
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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