2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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BTECM 151 Medical Terminology II (5 credits)

Formerly BTECH 151

Prerequisite BTECM 150  with a grade of at least 2.0.

Course Description
Continuation of BTECM 150 to build on the student’s medical vocabulary by learning advanced terminology and body systems. Includes basic anatomy and physiology for careers in the medical pathway.

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 of the body systems.
7. Identify correct terminology for pathological conditions along with diagnostic tests and treatments for the various body systems studied in this course.
8. Define common terms and abbreviations in medical records related to the systems of the body.

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