The course introduces the student to the use of medical terminology in the health care field. The student studies how component parts are used to form medical terms, how suffixes and prefixes are used to build medical, diagnostic testing, and procedural terminologies. Additionally, the student studies abbreviations with associated appropriate medical terms. Lastly, students will review the medical terminology associated with the organization of the body, body cavities and organs, divisions of the back and the planes of the body and body system disorders.
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