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HIM 1101 Medical Terminology

Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Course Outcomes
  • Identify the body planes, directions, cavities, quadrants, and regions.
  • Define a medical term by dividing it into its elements.
  • Define common medical and healthcare abbreviations.
  • Define medical prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, word roots, and compound words.
  • Spell terms related to the pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures, and pharmacology of each body system.
  • Interpret various medical reports that use common diagnostic, symptomatic, and procedural terms and standard abbreviations.
  • Recognition of correct pronunciation of medical terms related to the pathology, diagnostic and treatment procedures, and pharmacology of each body system.
  • Construct medical words by combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes.
  • Identify the medical specialists who treat disorders of each body system.
  • Apply the rules used to build singular/plural forms of medical terms derived from the Greek and Latin language.
  • Identify the body systems in terms of their major structures, functions, and related work parts.
  • Identify common conditions and diagnostic procedures including laboratory and radiology tests and exams.
  • Describe the anatomical structures of the given body systems, common diseases, and medical and surgical procedures.
Credit Hours: 2
  • Classroom: 2 hours
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Health Information Management
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Motley
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $15.00
Open Seats: 8
Section: 5T1
Open Seats: 8
Section: 5T1
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Motley
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $15.00
Open Seats: 13
Section: 5T2
Open Seats: 13
Section: 5T2
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Large
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: A Term
Open Seats: 9
Meets: MW from 10:00AM to 11:50AM
Section: V01
Open Seats: 9
Meets: MW from
10:00AM to 11:50AM
Section: V01
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Large
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: A Term
Course Fee: $15.00
Open Seats: 16
Section: 5A1
Open Seats: 16
Section: 5A1
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Motley
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: B Term
Course Fee: $15.00
Open Seats: 13
Section: 5B1
Open Seats: 13
Section: 5B1
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Motley
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Credit earned though an agreement between faculty and student. Can be longer or shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Restrictions: Independent Study Student
Note: 4 weeks
Course Fee: $15.00
Open Seats: 17
Section: 5F1
Open Seats: 17
Section: 5F1