2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog

AHS 131 - Medical Terminology I

Credits: 3
Lab/Lecture: Three lecture.

Medical vocabulary for beginning students in allied health and science fields. Includes word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations. Emphasizes spelling, pronunciation, and definition.
Course Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
  1. differentiate between noun and adjective suffixes;
  2. define a list of medical terms;
  3. given the meaning of a word, build appropriate medical terms from the word elements;
  4. describe rules governing word order and formation of plurals;
  5. given a list of word elements, define each prefix, combining forms and suffix;
  6. define five elements in the word building system;
  7. given a medical term, identify each of the four elements of word parts, and learn to take the terms apart structurally;
  8. pronounce medical terms correctly;
  9. spell medical terms correctly.

Prerequisite(s): RDG 099  , placement test score, or consent from instructor