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 on-line sections, it is required that the mid-term and final exam be taken with a proctor. Credit for Prior Learning Available
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.
Provides an introduction to basic computer functions and applications utilized in contemporary health care settings. Students are introduced to the hardware and software components of modern computer systems and the application of computers in the workplace. Emphasizes the use of Microsoft Office products, word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet, and electronic mail.
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)