OFCR1301 Medical Terminology

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.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921

Course Requirements and 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

4