MDI 130: Medical Terminology

Class Program
Credits 3

As part of the Medical Interpreting Program, this course will introduce students to terminology of the medical field. Medical Terminology is a beginning, entry-level course that will cover medical terminology via discussions, reading assignments, case-scenarios, and assessments. Emphasis will be to recognize, evaluate, and deduce meanings of medical words by applying word-building rules. Study will be directed to define word parts, apply word-building rules to form words from suffixes, prefixes, and roots in the combining form. An additional focus of study will be to define and use words pertaining to body systems, organs, and specialized medical disciplines.