Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology II

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Office Administration
Course Code
OADM 1214
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
Fall
Winter
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course is designed to further the necessary language skills of the Medical Office Assistant. It includes the circulatory, skeletal, muscular, integumentary, endocrine systems and special senses. The causes, transmission and treatment of diseases of the above systems are discussed. The medical vocabulary and knowledge necessary for the medical office assistant in the speciality areas of oncology, nuclear medicine, radiology, pharmacology and psychiatry are included.
Course Content

1. Cardiovascular System

1.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
1.2 location of heart and major blood vessels
1.3 function of the heart
1.4 conduction system of the heart
1.5 common diseases of the heart
1.6 prevention and treatment of heart disease
1.7 function of the blood vessels
1.8 physiology of circulation
1.9 pulse and blood pressure
1.10 disorders involving the blood vessels

2. The Blood

2.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
2.2 function of the blood
2.3 blood constituents
2.4 blood typing and transfusions
2.5 common disorders of the blood
2.6 blood studies

3.Lymphatic System

3.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
3.2 anatomy of the lymphatic system
3.3 functions of lymphoid tissue
3.4 common disorders of the lymphatic system and lymphoid tissue

4. Body Defenses, Immunity and Vaccines

4.1 occurrence of infection
4.2 body defenses
4.3 inflammatory reaction
4.4 inborn immunity, natural and artificially acquired immunity
4.5 active and passive immunity
4.6 antigens and antibodies
4.7 vaccines and serums
4.8 common disorders of the immune system

5. Skeletal System

5.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
5.2 bones of the axial skeleton
5.3 bones of appendicular skeleton
5.4 function and location of red and yellow bone marrow
5.5 common bone disorders
5.6 fractures
5.7 joints
5.8 common types of arthritis

6. Muscular System

6.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
6.2 characteristics of skeletal muscles
6.3 attachments of skeletal muscles
6.4 muscle movement
6.5 names of selected skeletal muscles
6.6 common muscular disorders

7. Integumentary System

7.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
7.2 structure of the skin
7.3 glands of nails and hair
7.4 functions of the skin
7.5 observations of the skin - pigment, discoloration, injuries, and eruptions
7.6 common skin disorders

8. Endocrine System

8 1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
8.2 location of the endocrine glands
8.3 hormones
8.4 pathological conditions resulting from over or under secretion of hormones from each gland
8.5 use of hormones in treatment of disorders

9.Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy

9.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
9.2 physical properties of x-rays
9.3 diagnostic and therapeutic techniques used by radiologists, and radiotherapists
9.4 positions used in x-ray examination

10. Oncology

10.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
10.2 Medical terms used to describe pathological appearance, growth and spread of tumors
10.3 classification and naming of tumors
10.4 methods to determine extent of metastasis

11.Psychiatry

11.1 vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
11.2 psychiatrist, psychologist, and other mental health care workers
11.3 tests used to evaluate mental health and intelligence
11.4 common disorders

12. Pharmacology

12.1 divisions of pharmacology
12.2 drug administration routes, action terms, toxicity terms and effects in the body
12.3 drug names including chemical, generic, brand, prescription, non-prescription and controlled
12.4 classification of drugs based on action
12.5 pronunciation and spelling of prescription medication

13.  Special Senses

13.1  vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation
13.2  structure of the eye
13.3  refraction
13.4  infections, eyestrains, and eye defects
13.5  structure of the ear
13.6  physiology of hearing
13.7  common disorders of the ear
13.8  special sense organs - taste, and smell
13.9  general senses - pressure, temperature, touch pain and position

Methods Of Instruction

Lecture.

Means of Assessment
Tests (minimum of four) 40%
Mid-term examination 30%
Final 30%
Total 100%

There are no assessments requiring oral presentations in this course.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

 

  1. Describe the basic anatomy, physiology and disorders of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, skeletal, muscular, integumentary, endocrine systems and special senses.
  2. Use the vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of words pertaining to the above systems.
  3. Describe the use of radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  4. Describe the process of tumor formation and classification.
  5. Describe the role of psychiatry in modern medical practice.
  6. Use the vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of words pertaining to radiology, oncology, and psychiatry.
  7. Explain the divisions of pharmacology, drug administration routes, drug action terms and drug effects in the body.
  8. Recognize drug names: chemical, generic, brand, prescription, non-prescription and controlled.

 

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

Required:

Chabner, Davi-Ellen. The Language of Medicine, Current Edition.

Optional:

Janson Cohen, Barbara. Memmler's The Human Body in Health & Disease, Current Edition. 

 

Any other textbooks as approved by department.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

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Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
12183
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Schreier
Janet
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
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Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
30
29
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Time
Tue Thu
10:30 - 12:20