NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
OFFICE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
STUDENT COURSE OUTLINE
Course: HIT 151 Medical Terminology
1. COURSE OBJECTIVES:
To prepare for medical transcription by reviewing the terminology associated with many areas of medicine such as cardio-vascular, digestive, central nervous, genitourinary, respiratory systems, etc. Emphasis is placed on etymology of words.
2. TEXTBOOKS/ ADDITIONAL READINGS:
Tabers Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
By: Taber/ Byers, Publisher: F.A. Davis Co.
Exploring Medical Language
By: Myrna LaFleur Brooks, 7th Edition, Publisher: Mosby
3. REINFORCEMENT LEARNING CENTER:
4. GRADING POLICY
10% Class Participation
25% Final Exam
5. TOPICS/ ASSIGNMENTS:
WEEK # 1 - General Introduction
WEEK # 2 - Body Structure, Color, and Oncology
WEEK # 3 - Directional Terms
WEEK # 4 - Integumentary System
WEEK # 5 - Respiratory System
WEEK # 6 - Urinary System
WEEK # 7 - Male/Female Reproductive System
WEEK # 8 - Obstetrics and Neonatology
WEEK # 9 - Cardiovascular and Lymphatic
WEEK #10 - Digestive System
WEEK #11 - Eye
WEEK #12 - Ear
WEEK #13 - Musculoskeletal Systems
WEEK #14 - Nervous System
WEEK #15 - Review
6. LATENESS AND ABSENCES:
Students are expected to attend all classes and to be on time.
7. MAKE-UP POLICY:
The policy on make-ups will be discussed by the instructor on the first day of class.
If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact on your ability to carry out assigned course work, I would urge that you contact the staff in the Center for Students with Disabilities located in Building U, 572-7241, TTY 572-7617. CSD will review your concerns and determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation of disability are confidential.
Attachments: - Aims of the Course
This Student Course Outline is current as of the Fall 2007 semester. Nassau Community College reserves the right to make changes in the outline subsequent to publication, as conditions change.
Aims of Course
To be able to build thousands of medical words from Latin prefixed, suffixes, word roots and combining forms.
To become acquainted with the knowledge of various medical and surgical terms and eponyms with emphasis on spelling, meaning, and shorthand outlines.
To learn the causes of disease.