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					              MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY COURSE

                        OBJECTIVES & OUT LINE

COURSE DURATION: 4 WEEKS.
CREDITS HOURS : 3 HOURS


                                          Objectives

Chapter 1, 3 and 4: Introduction to Medical Terminology
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Discuss the four parts to medical terms.
    State the importance of correct spelling of medical terms.
    Recognize word roots and the combining forms.
    Identify the most common prefixes and suffixes.
    State the rules for determining singular and plural endings.
    Define word building.
    Discuss the importance of using caution with abbreviations.
    Recognize the documents found in a medical record.
    Define the terms associated with managed care, health care settings, and billing codes.
    Understand the importance of confidentiality.

Chapter 2: Body Structure
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms and prefixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain ability to pronounce medical terms.
    Discuss the organization of the body in terms of cells, tissues, organs, and systems.
    Define the four types of tissues.
    List the major organs found in the twelve organ systems.
    Describe the anatomical position.
    Describe the body planes.
    Define directional and positional terms.
    Locate and describe the nine anatomical divisions of the abdomen.
    Locate and describe the four clinical divisions of the abdomen.
    List the body cavities and their contents.
    Identify the divisions of the back.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with body structure.

Chapter 5 and 6: Digestive System
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms and suffixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain the ability to pronounce medical terms and major anatomical structures.
    List the major organs of the alimentary canal and their functions.
      Describe the function of the accessory organs of the digestive system.
      Identify the shape and function of each type of tooth.
      Build digestive system medical terms from word parts.
      Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
       digestive system.
      Interpret abbreviations associated with the digestive system.

Chapter 7: Urinary System
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms and suffixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain the ability to pronounce medical terms and major anatomical structures.
    List the major organs of the urinary system and their functions.
    Describe the nephron and the mechanisms of urine production.
    Identify the characteristics of urine and a urinalysis.
    Build urinary system medical terms from word parts.
    Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      urinary system.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with the urinary system.

Chapter 8 and 9: Reproductive System
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms and suffixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain the ability to pronounce medical terms and major anatomical structures.
    List the major organs of the male and female reproductive systems and their functions.
    Use medical terms to describe circumstances relating to pregnancy.
    Identify the symptoms and origin of sexually transmitted diseases.
    Describe genetic disorders.
    Build male and female reproductive system medical terms from word parts.
    Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      male and female reproductive systems.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with the male and female reproductive systems.

Chapter 10: Nervous System
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain the ability to pronounce medical terms and major anatomical structures.
    List the major organs of the nervous system and their functions.
    Describe the components of a nerve.
    Distinguish between the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and
      autonomic nervous system.
    Build nervous system medical terms from word parts.
    Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      nervous system.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with the nervous system.

Chapter 11: Cardiovascular System
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain the ability to pronounce medical terms and major anatomical structures.
    List the major organs of the cardiovascular system and their functions.
    Describe the flow of blood through the heart and the body.
    Explain how the electrical conduction system controls the heartbeat.
    Build cardiovascular system medical terms from word parts.
    Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      cardiovascular system.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with the cardiovascular system.



Chapter 12: Respiratory System
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms and suffixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain the ability to pronounce medical terms and major anatomical structures.
    List the major organs of the respiratory system and their functions.
    Discuss the process of respiration.
    Build respiratory system medical terms from word parts.
    Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      respiratory system.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with the respiratory system.



Chapter 13 and 14: Lymphatic and Hematic (Blood) Systems
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms and suffixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain the ability to pronounce medical terms and major anatomical structures.
    List the major organs of the lymphatic and hematic systems and their functions.
    Discuss the immune response.
    Describe the blood grouping systems.
    Build lymphatic and hematic system medical terms from word parts.
    Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      lymphatic and hematic systems.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with the lymphatic and hematic systems.

Chapter 15: Musculoskeletal System
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms and suffixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain the ability to pronounce medical terms and major anatomical structures.
    List the major organs of the musculoskeletal system and describe their functions.
    Correctly place bones in either the axial or the appendicular skeleton.
    Recognize the components of a long bone.
    Identify bony projections and depressions.
    Identify the parts of a synovial joint.
    Describe the characteristics of the three types of muscle tissue.
      Distinguish the major muscles of the body.
      Use movement terminology correctly.
      Build musculoskeletal system medical terms from word parts.
      Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
       musculoskeletal system.
      Interpret abbreviations associated with the musculoskeletal system.

Chapter 16: Integumentary System
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms and suffixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain ability to pronounce medical terms and major anatomical structures.
    List and describe the three layers of skin and their functions.
    Describe the four purposes of the skin.
    Name and describe the body membranes.
    List and describe the accessory organs of the skin.
    Build integumentary system medical terms from word parts.
    Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      integumentary system.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with the integumentary system.

Chapter 17: Special Senses: The Eye and the Ear
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms and suffixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain the ability to pronounce medical terms and major anatomical structures.
    List the major organs of the eye and ear and their functions.
    Describe how we see.
    Describe the path of sound vibration.
    Build eye and ear medical terms from word parts.
    Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      eye and ear.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with the eye and ear.

Chapter 18: Endocrine System
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms and suffixes introduced in this chapter.
    Gain the ability to pronounce medical terms and major anatomical structures.
    List the major glands of the endocrine system.
    List the major hormones secreted by each endocrine gland and discuss their functions.
    Build endocrine system medical terms from word parts.
    Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      endocrine system.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with the endocrine system.
    Abbreviations associated with the respiratory system.
Chapter 19: Cancer Medicine
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Classify Cancerous tumors.
    Interpret staging and grading.
    Know characteristics of tumors.
    Define carcinogenesis.
    Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      topics.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with the topics.

Chapter 20: Radiology
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
   Know characteristics of X-rays.
   Build medical terms relating to the topics.
   Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      topics.
   Interpret abbreviations associated with the topics.
   Describe X-ray techniques and positioning.

Chapter 21: Pharmacology
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Recognize the combining forms introduced in this chapter.
    Gain the ability to pronounce pharmacology terms.
    Describe the three names by which a drug can be known.
    Discuss the legal classifications of drugs.
    Recognize the different classes of drugs, their uses, and common examples.
    Identify the different routes of drug administration.
    Discuss the general rules for administering medications.
    Read a prescription.
    Define vocabulary medical terms relating to pharmacology.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with pharmacology.



Chapter 22: Psychiatry
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
    Describe clinical symptoms and disorders.
    Discuss pertinent information relating to each special topic covered in this chapter.
    Build medical terms relating to the topics.
    Define vocabulary, pathology, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical terms relating to the
      topics.
    Interpret abbreviations associated with the topics.

				
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