Course Code: ENGL 201
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.