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Medical Terminology II

Course Code: OADM 1452
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Office Administration
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 Weeks X 6 Hours per Week = 90 Hours
Learning Format: Online
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This is a BCCampus on-line provincial course. Medical Terminology II is a continuation of Medical Terminology I and introduces anatomy and physiology related to the main systems of the body.

Course Content

For each unit (body system) the following course content will be covered:

  1. Overview of system
  2. Basic anatomy, physiology, and related terms
  3. Common combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes related to the digestive system
  4. Use of component parts to build medical words
  5. Pronunciation of medical words
  6. Common diseases involving this system
  7. Common diagnostic tests and abbreviations
  8. Analysis of various medical reports

Methods of Instruction

Communications between instructor and students will be conducted online using the course email, bulletin board and chat utilities.  The instructor will guide the students through a series of learning objectives using motivation and online instruction.  The assigned readings, together with the reinforcement exercises, are the principal learning activities.  Additional materials and resources are available online.

Means of Assessment

Quizzes  40%
Midterm exam  20%
Assignment (diagnostic tests)     20%
Final exam  20%
Total 100%

There is an online test at the end of each unit of study as well as a comprehensive final exam.

Graded assignments include proofreading exercises and Internet research.


Note: The letter grade assigned will be determined by the college at which you are registered.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical terms, physiology, pathology, and diagnostic tests for the following systems:
    • Digestive system
    • Urinary system
    • Female and male reproductive systems
    • Nervous system, senses
    • Eye and ear
    • Cardiovascular system
    • Respiratory system
    • Blood system
    • Lymphatic and immune systems
    • Musculoskeletal system
    • Skin
    • Endocrine system
  2. Define and spell correctly the common disorders, diagnostic tests, and abbreviations pertaining to the above body systems.

course prerequisites

OADM 1104 and OADM 1451

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.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.