Medical Terminology (501)

501-101 -  Medical Terminology  

Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasizes spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduces operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology. For Fall 2022 on-line sections, it is required that the mid-term and final exam be taken with a proctor. Credit for Prior Learning Available

3 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
501-104 -  Culture of Healthcare  

Introduces customer service for students interested in working in various healthcare settings. Investigates healthcare systems, safety standards and the workforce. Examines professionalism, interpersonal and written communication skills, and confidentiality as they relate to customer service in healthcare.

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
501-107 -  Digital Literacy for Healthcare  

The focus of this course is the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (EHR). Healthcare EHR security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined.

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
501-108 -  Pharmacology for Allied Health  

Introduces students to medication classification and basic pharmacology principles. Students apply basic pharmacodynamics to identify common medications and calculate dosages in preparation for medication administration. (Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 501-101 Medical Terminology; 509-102 Human Body in Health and Disease)

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours