HIM 210.

 THE LANGUAGE OF MEDICINE (3). The course will commence with a comprehensive pretest, to assess the student’s knowledge. This course is designed to provide students the skills to communicate effectively and comprehend medical terminology by demonstrating the ability to spell and define word  elements  in  medical  language  with  a  practical  application  in  medical records.  The skills provided by this course of study will be developed through teaching emphasis on body systems, prefixes, suffixes, root terms, pronunciation and spelling.   Emphasis on surgical instruments, medical procedures, and abbreviations for each body system will be given during the semester.   This course will provide a knowledge base for the student on terms related to Cancer Medicine, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Medical Records, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, systemic disorders and autopsy procedures.  Prerequisite:  Biology