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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

AHSE 279 - Medical Vocabulary

Credits: 2
LEC hours per week: 2
This course is an introduction to basic medical vocabulary. It provides the student a systematic approach to the language used in the healthcare system beginning with root words, prefixes and suffixes, and continuing on with the specific terms relating to normal and abnormal conditions of the body. Formerly: HO 279.
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify root words found in medical language.
  • Combine appropriate use of prefixes and suffixes to root words.
  • Identify anatomical body structures, diseases, normal and abnormal conditions using correct medical terminology.
  • List correctly the abbreviations found in medical vocabulary.
Course Topics:
  1. Concepts of medical terminology.
  2. Suffixes and prefixes.
  3. Body structure and systems.
  4. Disease and treatment.
  5. Commonly used symbols.
  6. Abbreviations and their meanings.