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Medical Terminology

Course Code: ENGL 201

Credit: (2)

This course is designed to help nursing students acquire a good working knowledge of medical terms used in medical practice. Word building system is used for analyzing and constructing new terms. Introduction to word parts including prefixes, suffixes and combining form is taught. The course is divided according to body systems. First an overview of the structure and functions of each system is discussed. This is followed by short descriptions of common and important disorders, diagnostic and treatment procedures and medical specialties related to each system. Emphasis is placed on spelling and pronunciation. Students will practice using medical terms in realistic context through the use of case studies and clinical situations.