2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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BTECM 150 Medical Terminology I (5 credits)

Formerly BTECH 150

Course Description
Fundamentals of medical terminology, including prefixes, suffixes, root words, and basic rules upon which the student will build a medical vocabulary. Includes basic anatomy and physiology for the medical office worker.

Student Outcomes
1. Analyze the various elements of medical terms.
2. Use basic prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms to build medical terms.
3. Convert words from singular to plural form.
4. Correctly identify proper usage of medical terms in context.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the common rules for proper medical term formation, pronunciation, and spelling.
6. Relate terminology to the names, locations, and functions of the organs in the body systems.
7. Describe the medical terms that pertain to the whole body, such as body planes, body regions and quadrants, body cavities, and divisions of the back region.
8. Identify correct terminology for pathological conditions along with diagnostic tests and treatments for the various body systems studied in this course.
9. Define common terms and abbreviations in medical records related to the systems of the body.

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