MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR EMS/ER PERSONNEL

  • Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Course: Medical Terminology for EMS/ER Personnel
  • Course #: EMSV1146
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

You will analyze the construction of medical root words plus use of common medical prefixes and suffixes. Medical abbreviations will be included to assist you in your documentation on Emergency Department (ED) patient records/EMS run sheets and communication with other health professionals.

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:
Classify terms in body functions
Communicate effectively using medical terminology
Explain medical terms
Demonstrate ability to use medical terminology
Describe patient injury or sickness using medical terminology
Explain the patient condition using medical terminology
Identify patient condition using medical terminology
Select treatment using medical terminology

Credit Details
  • Online: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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