MEDICAL AND PHARMACY TERMINOLOGY

  • Program: Pharmacy Technology
  • Course: Medical and Pharmacy Terminology
  • Course #: PHRM1000
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course will provide the student with the basic medical lexicon and the structure on which medical and scientific words are built. These words are used to describe the human body, diseases and conditions, treatments and drugs, using root words, prefixes and suffixes.

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:
Utilize medical and pharmacy terminology
Associate medical terms with laymans language
Apply terminology to the practice of pharmacy
Articulate the correct pronunciation of medical terms
Formulate medical terms from their roots
Define medical terms and any associated abbreviations

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1100 or CPLT1200
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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