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          DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                        CAMPUSWIDE COURSE SYLLABUS

Campus:                               Stanton
Department:                           Biology
Course Number/Title:                  BIO 100/ Medical Terminology
Instructor Name:                              Telephone:                 E-mail:
Pre-Requisites:                       ENG 051, RDG 051
Co-Requisites:
Course Hours and Credits:             3:0:3
Course Description:

This course includes Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, roots, abbreviations, names of
diseases, and operations related to hospital services and allied health specialties.

Required Text:                 Medical Terminology A Systems Approach, Barbara A.
                               Gylys, Mary Ellen Wedding, 4th Edition, S. A. Davis Co.

Materials:                     •Cassette tapes are available in the library for aid in
                               pronunciations.
                               •Medical dictionaries are available in the library or one may
                               be purchased.
                               •CD-ROM is provided with purchase of textbook.
                               •Selected handouts will consist of additional supportive
                               vocabulary and abbreviation lists and those derived from
                               medical reports.


Method of Instruction:         Lecture

Manuals:                       none

Disclaimer:                    none

CORE COURSE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

The student will be able to:

I.     Analyze the basic elements of a medical word, including word roots, combining
       forms, prefixes and suffixes. (CCC1,9)



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II.    Define, pronounce, and appropriately use (in written and oral communications)
       terminology related to the general structure and organization of the human body.
       (CCC1,9)

III.   Define, pronounce, and appropriately use (in written and oral communications)
       basic terminology describing the structures and functions for each of the major
       body systems. (CCC1,9)

IV.    Define, pronounce, and appropriately use (in written and oral communications)
       basic terminology describing human diseases, clinical and surgical procedures,
       imaging procedures, laboratory procedures, and medical abbreviations related to
       each of the major body systems. (CCC1,9)

Evaluation Criteria:

Students will demonstrate proficiency on all measurable performance objectives at least
to the 75% level to successfully complete the course. Grades will be computed using
the following grading scale:

       A = 92-100
       B = 83-91
       C = 75-82
       R = below 75

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for further information regarding grading
policies, student policies, academic dishonesty policies, and student support services
available.




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