HC 130   Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions (3 Hours)

This course will introduce the student to a systematic method for learning, understanding and applying medical terminology. The course will provide an overview regarding the development of medical terms and will outline medical terminology pertaining to each of the body systems, selected illnesses, diagnostic procedures and pharmacology. This course is designed for the student who is interested in any facet of the healthcare industry and is a required course for several certificate programs. Some portions of this course will require computer utilization and independent online work. There will be two to three mandatory meet times per week.