Lecture: 4 Hours
Lecture of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
1. Introduction to Medical Terminology
1.1 component parts of medical words
1.2 meaning of basic combining forms, prefixes and suffixes
1.3 use of component parts to build medical words
1.4 pronunciation of medical words
2. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
2.1 composition of the cell
2.2 types of tissues and membranes
2.3 dorsal and ventral cavities and associated organs
2.4 anatomical and clinical divisions of the body
2.5 positions, directions and planes
3. Introduction to the Disease Process
3.1 causes and predisposing causes of disease
3.2 incidence of disease
3.3 communicable, epidemic, and endemic disease
3.4 diagnosis and treatment of disease
3.5 infection and modes of transmission
3.6 pathogenic organisms
3.8 microbial control - community and medical environment
4. Digestive System
4.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of words pertaining to the digestive system
4.2 basic anatomy of the digestive and accessory structures
4.3 common disorders of the digestive system
4.4 process of digestion
5. Metabolism, Nutrition, and Body Temperature
5.1 catabolism, anabolism
5.2 food for energy
5.3 minerals and vitamins
5.4 practical aspects of nutrition
5.5 metabolic rate
5.6 heat loss, production and temperature regulation
5.7 fever, hypothermia
6. Urinary System
6.1 vocabulary, root words, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of words
6.2 organs of the urinary system
6.3 structure of the kidneys
6.4 physiology of the kidney
6.5 function of the kidney
6.6 common disorders of the urinary system
6.7 urine and urinalysis
6.8 body fluids
7. Reproductive System
7.1 vocabulary, root words, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
7.2 basic anatomy of the reproductive systems
7.3 physiology of the reproductive systems
7.4 common diseases pertaining to the reproductive systems
7.5 sexually transmitted diseases
7.6 menstrual cycle and pregnancy
7.7 disorders of pregnancy
7.8 menopause, contraception
8. Nervous System
8.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations
8.2 nerve cell - structure and function
8.3 central nervous system - structure, function and disorders
8.4 peripheral nervous system - structure, function and disorders
8.5 autonomic nervous system - structure, function and disorders
9. Respiratory System
9.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation
9.2 organs of the respiratory system
9.3 physiology of respiration
9.4 common diseases of the respiratory system
9.5 medical terms describing abnormal respirations
The student will be able to:
- Define the rules necessary to study and use medical terminology.
- Describe body organization from the cellular level to the systems level.
- Describe the diagnosis, control and treatment of transmissible disease processes.
- Describe the basic anatomy, physiology and disorders of the digestive, urinary, reproductive, nervous, and respiratory systems.
- Use the vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of words pertaining to the above systems.
|Tests (Minimum of four)||40%|
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Chabner, Davi-Ellen. The Language of Medicine, Current Ed.
Janson Cohen, Barbara. Memmler's The Human Body in Health & Disease, Current Ed.
OR other text(s) approved by the department.
NOTE: These two texts are also used for OADM 1214.
English 11 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent