Human Body Structure & Medical Terminology I

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Course Description: 
Introduction to medical word building with common roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Terms are related to the body as a whole and in the context of human anatomy, body structure, and anatomical divisions and planes of the body. The following body systems will be covered skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive including clinical procedures, diagnostic tests, and eponyms as used by Medical Assistants and other healthcare providers in the following MEDAS 133 Exam Room Procedures. Course work includes pronunciation, spelling, and abbreviations. 5 theory hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
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Prerequisites: READ 090, completion of ENGL 095 with a grade of "C-" or better, or placement in ENGL& 101.
Course Outcomes: 
  • Describe structural organization of the human body
  • Identify body systems
  • Describe:
    • Body planes
    • Directional terms
    • Quadrants
    • Body cavites
  • List major organs in each body system
  • Identify the anatomical location of major organs in each body system