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Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology II

Course Code: OADM 1214
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Office Administration
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 Weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Seminar
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
course overview

This course is designed to further the necessary language skills of the Medical Office Assistant. It includes the circulatory, skeletal, muscular, integumentary and endocrine systems. 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 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

Methods of Instruction

Lecture.

Means of Assessment

Quizzes (minimum of three) 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 and endocrine systems.
  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.

course prerequisites

OADM 1114

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.

assessments

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