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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

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Health Information Technology - HIT 104

Medical Terminology

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of the language of medicine. Definitions, pronunciations, spelling and abbreviations of anatomic, symptomatic, diagnostic and operative terms pertaining to each anatomical system of the body will be reviewed. Terms pertaining to pharmacology, clinical laboratory, radiology and pathology will also be explored.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify basic prefixes, suffixes and combining forms used in the medical language.
  • Construct medical terms utilizing prefixes, suffixes and combining forms.
  • Divide medical terms into their prefix, suffix and combining forms and define each part.
  • Convert lay terminology to medical terminology.
  • Identify terms that apply to the structural organization of the body.
  • Spell medical terms correctly.
  • Explain medical terms related to signs, symptoms and disease conditions affecting the digestive system.
  • Explain medical terms related to signs, symptoms and disease conditions affecting the urinary and reproductive systems.
  • Explain medical terms related to signs, symptoms and disease conditions affecting the nervous system.
  • Explain medical terms related to signs, symptoms and disease conditions affecting the cardiovascular system.
  • Explain medical terms related to signs, symptoms and disease conditions affecting the respiratory system.
  • Explain medical terms related to signs, symptoms and disease conditions affecting the blood and lymphatic systems.
  • Explain various musculoskeletal disease conditions and terms related to bone fractures.
  • Identify lesions, signs and symptoms and pathologic conditions that relate to the skin.
  • Explain medical terms related to abnormal conditions that may affect the eye and ear.
  • Identify the abnormal conditions resulting from excessive and deficient secretions of the endocrine glands.
  • Classify medical terms that describe psychiatric symptoms and disorders.
  • Relate diagnostic procedures to medical conditions.
  • Write singular and plural forms of medical terms.
  • Interpret frequently encountered medical abbreviations, acronyms and eponyms.
  • Relate laboratory tests and clinical procedures to medical conditions.
  • Interpret the medical language used in reports such as chart notes, radiology reports, case studies and so forth.
  • Utilize library research techniques including online references and internet-based sites.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 104142949Medical TerminologyONL4Taylor K5/31/0Open$12.00 
 104142950Medical TerminologyONL4Harper E0/31/0Closed$12.00 

Fall; 2020; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 104142745Medical TerminologyONL4Harper E4/31/0Open$12.00 
 104142924Medical TerminologyONL4Taylor K4/31/0Open$12.00 
 104147207Medical TerminologyRMT4Taylor K15/28/0Open$12.00R  09:00 AM-12:54 PM WEBWEB
 104247266Medical TerminologyRMT4Pizzino S25/31/0Open$12.00R  06:00 PM-09:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/16/2021

 104112432Medical TerminologyONL4Harper E31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 104112412Medical TerminologyONL4Harper E31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 104112380Medical TerminologyONL4Taylor K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 104112910Medical TerminologyONL4Taylor K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 104117230Medical TerminologyRMT4Taylor K24/24/0Open$12.00T R  09:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 104217258Medical TerminologyRC4Staff10/10/0Open$12.00R  06:00 PM-09:54 PM RC440

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday