Rebecca Gomez HS 145 Survey of Medical Terminology 02042013

Author(s): Gomez, Rebecca
Subject: Allied Health
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This course includes fundamentals of word analysis, roots, prefixes and suffixes in an orientation to the body as a whole. A survey of medical terminology of the following body systems includes: skin and breast, musculoskeletal, neurological/psychiatric, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, genitourinary, prenatal, maternal, endocrine, and special senses. Anatomical and physiologic terminology, combining forms, diagnostic terms, clinical and surgical procedures, laboratory tests and abbreviations are included. A basic requirement for most career opportunities in the allied health occupations and in the court systems is the comprehension of medical terminology.