HITT 1305
Medical Terminology

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description: Study of medical terms through word origin and structure. Introduction to abbreviations and symbols, surgical and diagnostic procedures, and medical specialties.
    2. Required Prerequisite: None
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. identify, pronounce, and spell medical terms;
    2. use terms in context;
    3. utilize prefixes, suffices, root words, and plurals to construct medical terms;
    4. analyze medical terms;
    5. translate abbreviations;
    6. interpret symbols.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. The final exam must be proctored. (ask your instructor for more details)
  4. Major Course Requirements

     

    Proctored

    Not Proctored

    Lab Worksheets

     

    40%

    Exams

     

    20%

    Video Project

    20%

     

    Final Exam

    20%

     

    Total

    40%

    60%

  5. Information on Books
    1. Frucht; Medical Terminology get connected! Pearson ISBN:13 978-0-13-112112-6
    2. Web cam for course video project assignment.
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates. Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam Schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal Information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Student with disabilities

Course Content

Introduction

Course instructions & discussion

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Introduction to Medical Terminology
Suffixes

Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Prefixes
Anatomical Terminology

Chapter 5

Dermatology - Integumentary System

Chapter 6

Orthopedics - Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Cardiology - Cardiovascular System
Hematology - Blood

Chapter 9

Immunology - Immune System           

Chapter 10

Pulmonology - Respiratory System

Chapter 11

Gastroenterology - Digestive System

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Urology & Nephrology - Urinary System and Male Reproductive System
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Female Reproductive System

Chapter 14

Neurology - The Nervous System

Chapter 15

Endocrinology - Endocrine System

Chapter 16

Ophthalmology - The Eyes

Chapter 17

Otorhinolaryngology - The Ear, Nose and Throat

Video Project
Final Review

 

Final Exam

 

***Disclaimer: Assignments due to change by instructor

 

Last Modified: October 9, 2017