Medical Terminology Part 1 (Basic)

About This Course
This course introduces the medical terminology, spelling, and definitions that are needed to be successful in a health-related career. Exercises focus on learning prefixes, suffixes, root words, and combining forms. Students will learn medical abbreviations, acronyms, and medical symbols in order to achieve fluency with terminology used in a medical office environment.

Learning Terminology
Learn how medical terms are developed and the process for pluralizing terms. Describe basic legal and ethical issues for health-related professionals.

Building Medical Terms
Understand the four word parts used to build medical terms - word roots, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes - and how word parts are put together to form words.

Body Structure
Define the elements of the human body structure and the planes of the body. Locate the body cavities and list organs that are contained within each cavity. Review combining forms that relate to elements and systems of the body.

The Integumentary System
Name the parts of the integumentary system and understand the function of each. Learn about the common diagnoses, laboratory tests, and clinical procedures used in testing and treatment. Define the pathological conditions of, the surgical terms related to, and the common pharmacological agents used in treating the integumentary system.

The Musculoskeletal System
Name the parts of the musculoskeletal system and understand the function of each. Learn about the common diagnoses, laboratory tests, and clinical procedures used in testing and treatment. Define the pathological conditions of, the surgical terms related to, and the common pharmacological agents used in treating the musculoskeletal system.

The Cardiovascular System
Name the parts of the cardiovascular system and understand the function of each. Learn about the common diagnoses, laboratory tests, and clinical procedures used in testing and treatment. Define the pathological conditions of, the surgical terms related to, and the common pharmacological agents used in treating the cardiovascular system.

The Respiratory System
Name the parts of the respiratory system and understand the function of each. Learn about the common diagnoses, laboratory tests, and clinical procedures used in testing and treatment. Define the pathological conditions of, the surgical terms related to, and the common pharmacological agents used in treating the respiratory system.

The Nervous System
Name the parts of the nervous system and understand the function of each. Learn about the common diagnoses, laboratory tests, and clinical procedures used in testing and treatment. Define the pathological conditions of, the surgical terms related to, and the common pharmacological agents used in treating the nervous system.