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. 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.
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.
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)