DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CAMPUSWIDE COURSE SYLLABUS
Course Number/Title: BIO 100/ Medical Terminology
Instructor Name: Telephone: E-mail:
Pre-Requisites: ENG 051, RDG 051
Course Hours and Credits: 3:0:3
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
•Medical dictionaries are available in the library or one may
•CD-ROM is provided with purchase of textbook.
•Selected handouts will consist of additional supportive
vocabulary and abbreviation lists and those derived from
Method of Instruction: Lecture
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)
II. Define, pronounce, and appropriately use (in written and oral communications)
terminology related to the general structure and organization of the human body.
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)
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