Medical Terminology (501)

501-101. Medical Terminology. (3 Credits)

Develop an understanding of medical terminology by breaking related words into prefixes, root words, and suffixes. Practice the formation, analysis, and reconstruction of terms, and learn correct spellings, definitions and pronunciations. Become familiar with the operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, and systemic and surgical terminology.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills 75 or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or ACT-Reading 17 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series 165 or 838-105 with a minimum grade of C)

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501-102. Health Career Exploration. (2 Credits)

Explore the many careers available in the healthcare industry. Examine the nature and scope of the profession, including the educational and physical requirements, as well as personal characteristics of each career. Learn the history of the healthcare system, and invest career securing strategies and tools.

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501-104. Culture of Healthcare. (2 Credits)

An introduction to the culture of healthcare for students interested in working in various healthcare settings. Learners examine professionalism, interpersonal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills and patient privacy and confidentiality issues as they relate to healthcare.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills 75 or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or ACT-Reading 17 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or 838-105 with a minimum grade of C) and (COMPASS-Writing Skills 59 or ASSET-Writing Skills 41 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills 082 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Writing 250 or ACT-English 17 or TABE Advanced Language 11.0 or TABE-11 A Language 631 or TABE-12 A Language 631 or COMPASS/ESL - Grammar 90 or College Proficiency - Writing or Completed Intro College Wrtg or 831-103 with a minimum grade of C or 801-195 with a minimum grade of C) or (Accuplacer ESL Language Use 103 and Accuplacer ESL Sentence Mean 103) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series 165)

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501-107. Digital Literacy Healthcare. (2 Credits)

The focus of this course is the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (EHR). Healthcare EHR security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined.

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501-150. Exploring Medical Language 1. (2 Credits)

Get an introduction to understanding medical terminology by breaking related words into prefixes, root words and suffixes. Practice the formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms, and learn correct spellings, definitions and pronunciations. Become familiar with the operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills 75 or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or ACT-Reading 17 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or 838-105 with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series 165)

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501-151. Exploring Medical Language 2. (2 Credits)

Building on the initial course, expand understanding of medical terminology by breaking related words into prefixes, root words and suffixes. Practice the formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms, and learn correct spellings, definition, and pronunciations. Become familiar with the operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

Prerequisites: (501-150 with a minimum grade of C)

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501-308. Pharmacology for Allied Health. (2 Credits)

Learn how to classify medications into correct drug categories and use basic pharmacology principles. Apply the basic pharmacodynamics used in the identification, preparation and administration of common medications.

Prerequisites: (501-101 with a minimum grade of C or 501-150 with a minimum grade of C and 501-151 with a minimum grade of C) and (509-302 with a minimum grade of C) and (COMPASS-Pre-Algebra 42 or ASSET-Numerical Skills 38 or ACT-Math 17 or Accuplacer Arithmetic 060 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Arithmetic 258 or College Proficiency - Math or High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or 804-169A with a minimum grade of C)

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