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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SURG 130 - Medical Terminology

3 Credits
This course offers an opportunity to learn and apply basic and advanced medical terminology with particular relevance to the operating room. The course introduces the learner to the structure of medical language, word building skills and deconstructive analysis of medical terms. The course describes the body systems including relevant procedure tests and diagnostic terms in medical language. Students are asked to develop rationale and to use medical terminology routinely in the classroom. The course reinforces commonly used acronyms and abbreviations that will be part of the daily language within their profession.

Course Outcomes
  1. Recall the rules that apply in the building of medical terms and how prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms are used.
  2. Discuss medical terminology relating to body structure, cells and organs.