2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
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AHS 130 - Medical Terminology for Patient Care Staff

Description: Medical terminology used in direct patient care, with special care populations and in special services. Building and analyzing terms using word parts. Body-systems approach to terms related to structure and function, pathologies, and diagnostic procedures. Spelling and pronunciation of terms, medical abbreviations and symbols.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Introduction of medical terminology
  2. Integumentary system
  3. Digestive system
  4. Musculoskeletal system
  5. Lymphatic and immune systems
  6. Special sensory organs: eye and ear
  7. Nervous system
  8. Male and female reproductive system
  9. Respiratory system
  10. Cardiovascular system
  11. Endocrine system
  12. Urinary system

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Break down medical terms into their component parts. (1-12)
  2. Define the meaning of basic combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes. (1-12)
  3. Build medical terms from combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes. (1-12)
  4. Describe anatomical positions, planes, directions, and locations. (1)
  5. Identify structures and describe functions of each body system. (2-12)
  6. Describe disease processes and disorders that affect each body system. (2-12)
  7. Describe common medical procedures and treatments. (2-12)
  8. Spell and pronounce medical terms. (1-12)
  9. Convert medical terms from singular to plural forms. (1)
  10. Identify common abbreviations to medical terms. (1-12)