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%

  1. Information on Books
    1. Frucht;Medical Terminology get connected! 3rd Ed. Pearson ISBN:13 978-0-13-498945-7
    2. Device for course video project assignment.
  2. 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
  3. Course Content

 

Chapter Description

Activity

Introduction

Course instructions & discussion

Class Discussion Forum

Chapter 1

 

Chapter 2

Introduction to Medical Terminology

Suffixes

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 8-11
Class Discussion Forum
Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 18-23
Class Discussion Forum

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Prefixes

Anatomical Terminology

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 28-31
Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 44-47
Class Discusson Forum

Chapter 5

Dermatology - Integumentary System

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 63-72
Exam: chapters 1,2&3 (moodle)

Chapter 6

Orthopedics - Musculoskeletal System

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 93-103
Exam: chapters 4&5 (moodle)

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Cardiology - Cardiovascular System
Hematology - Blood

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 124-133
Textbook Assignment: Page(s)144-153

Chapter 9

Immunology - Immune System           

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 167-176
Exam: chapters 6&7 (moodle)

Chapter 10

Pulmonology - Respiratory System

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 196-205
Class discussion forum

Chapter 11

Gastroenterology - Digestive System

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 223-233
Class Discussion Forum
Exam: chapters 8,9,10 (moodle)

Chapter 12

 

Chapter 13

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

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 255-264
Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 283-293

Chapter 14

Neurology - The Nervous System

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 309-319
Exam: chapters 11,12,13 (moodle)

Chapter 15

Endocrinology - Endocrine System

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 333-342
Class Discussion Forum

Chapter 16

Ophthalmology - The Eyes

Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 358-366
Class Discussion Forum

Chapter 17

Otorhinolaryngology - The Ear, Nose and Throat

 Textbook Assignment: Page(s) 381-390
Exam: chapters 14,15,16 (moodle)

Video Project
Final Review

Instructions on Moodle
On Moodle

 

Final Exam

On Moodle
(Final Exam must be proctored.)

***Disclaimer: Assignments due to change by instructor

 

Last Modified: August 19, 2019