There are no prerequisites for this course.
There are no corequisites for this course.
||The study of medical terminology as the language of medicine
including the study of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, with emphasis
on spelling, pronunciation, definition, and usage.
- Susan Turley. Medical Language w/ My Medical Terminology Lab, 3rd ed., Pearson, 2014. ISBN: 0133399222
||Computer with Internet access.
|Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:
- Spell, define and pronounce a given list of medical elements.
- use word roots to form words using appropriate prefixes and
- Define a medical term by breaking the term down into its
basic component parts.
- Differentiate between or among similar word elements.
- Use correct forms of medical words according to context.
- Describe body structures using correct anatomical, positional
and directional terms.
- Given the definition of a medical condition or surgical
procedure, construct a medical term using word elements
outlined in the text and lectures.
- Acquire an understanding of the relationship between lay
terminology and medical terminology.
- Given terms specifically related to each body system and
medical specialty; correctly spell, pronounce and define each
- Use a medical dictionary and glossary to verify spelling,
pronunciation, and meaning of medical terms.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
- Divide medical terms into their component parts of root
words, prefixes, suffixes and combining forms.
- Find the meaning of combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes
using a glossary and medical dictionary.
- Use combining forms, prefixes and suffixes to build medical
- Recognize misspelled terms when given a list correctly and
incorrectly spelled terms.
- Write medical term when given its meaning.
- Read medical reports using correct pronunciation of medical
- Mark the accented syllable in medical terms.
- Identify terms that are pronounced alike but spelled
differently with different meaning.
- Translate medical case studies into lay language.
- Describe disease processes and symptoms for the body
- List laboratory tests and clinical procedures for the body
- Explain laboratory tests and clinical procedures for the body
- Write the meaning of the medical abbreviations in the
- List pathological conditions when given their meaning.
- Recognize the use and interpretation of various diagnostic
- Differentiate among several types of pathological conditions
of the body systems studied.
- Use a medical dictionary to expand the understanding of
medical terms beyond basic word analysis.
|Methods of Evaluation:
||Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the polices of the college and the department.
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
|| It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
|Student Email Accounts
||Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
|| For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.