HIM 115 Medical Terminology

Introduces students to medical terms used in the maintenance of health records with an emphasis on spelling, definition, and pronunciation. This course covers the basic rules for interpreting, constructing, and spelling medical terms used in the health care field and provides medical vocabulary including anatomy, physiology, systems, diagnostic testing, and pharmacology. The course includes common terms, definitions, and pronunciations for terms that relate to each body system, including terms for anatomic diseases, pathology, pharmacology, radiography procedures, laboratory tests, and surgical tests and procedures. Emphasis is on learning word roots, prefixes, and suffixes and how they are combined rather than learning each individual term. (3)