• Program: Medical Assistant
  • Course: Medical Terminology
  • Course #: MAST1010
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to cover word analysis, spelling and usage of word roots, suffixes, prefixes and abbreviations common to the medical profession. Emphasis will be placed on spelling and constructing medical terms and pronunciation.

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 basic medical word parts
Construct correct medical terms
Spell medical terms
Articulate medical terminology
Define medical terms for specific body systems
Define abbreviations common to the medical profession
Utilize reference materials
Manage time to meet deadlines

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test or ENGL0921
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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