Course Content and Outcome Guide for MP 109 Effective Fall 2015

Course Number:
MP 109
Course Title:
Basic Medical Terminology
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Course Description

Analyze the structure of medical words and apply this to basic anatomy, physiology and disease processes of the human body. Covers prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviations, conditions, symptoms and procedure terms for the basic body systems. Recommend: RD 90 and WR 90. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Have knowledge of basic rules of word construction and vocabulary of the body systems.
  2. Read and understand basic medical documentation in medical records and medical reports.
  3. Communicate with health care professionals utilizing basic medical terminology.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student will demonstrate these learning outcomes by these tasks conducted individually and in cooperation with other students.

  1. Answer theoretical and application multiple choice questions on information covered in the lecture and reading assignments. 
  2. Complete a variety of work assignments to demonstrate understanding of basic concepts. 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. The goal is to understand a given medical term, give its definition by breaking it into component parts, and identify the body system to which it relates.
  2. Understand the basic anatomical structures, terminology, and functions of the musculoskeletal system, circulatory system, respiratory system, urogenital and male reproductive systems, female reproductive system, digestive system, endocrine system, nervous system, sensory system, integumentary system, and immunology system. 
  3. Know the basic diseases and pathological conditions commonly encountered in these body systems. 
  4. Know the basic medications and imaging procedures commonly encountered with these body systems.