• Medical Terminology II: Related Anatomy and Physiology

Hours: 90

Online Learner Success, Medical Terminology I, Word Processing I, English 11 or 12 or coordinator approval

Course Description
This 90-hour course is a continuation of Medical Terminology I and introduces anatomy and physiology related to the main systems of the body.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical terms, physiology, pathology, and diagnostic tests for the following body systems:

  • Digestive system
  • Urinary system
  • Female and male reproductive systems
  • Nervous system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Blood system
  • Lymphatic and immune systems
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Skin
  • Sense Organs: The eye and ear
  • Endocrine system

2. Define and spell correctly the common disorders, diagnostic tests, and abbreviations pertaining to the above body systems

Required Text/Materials
Language of Medicine, 9th edition. Davi-Ellen Chabner, St. Louis, MO: W.B. Saunders Company, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-4377-0570-6.
(9th edition required as of October 2010 intake)
Medical Language Instant Translator, 4th edition. Davi-Ellen Chabner, St. Louis, MO: W.B. Saunders Company, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-4377-0564-5.
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 31st edition. Dorland Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2007 ISBN-13: 978-1-4160-2364-7.
Supplementary material online.

Course Content
For each chapter the following course content will be covered:

  • Overview of body system
  • Vocabulary related to each body system including: basic anatomy, physiology, and related terms
  • Common combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes related to each system
  • Use of component parts to build medical words
  • Pronunciation of medical words
  • Common diseases involving each body system
  • Common diagnostic tests and abbreviations relating to each body system
  • Analysis of various medical reports

Computer Equipment and Software (minimum)

  • Pentium 100 or higher processor, at least 32 MB memory and 50 MB hard drive space
  • Internet Explorer version 5 or higher
  • Word 2007
  • Windows XP
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://get.adobe.com/reader/)

Computer Equipment (recommended for best online experience)

  • Windows XP
  • Pentium 233 MHz or faster, 64 MB RAM, 1.5 GB hard disk
  • Explorer 6 or 7, Firefox, or Safari (note: Google Chrome is not currently supported with D2L platform)
  • High-speed Internet (dial-up modem may not make a satisfactory connection)
  • Sound card
  • Headphones and microphone (optional)

Assignments, time-limited closed-book online quizzes, and mid-term and final quizzes will be used to assess knowledge and understanding. Quizzes may include any or all of the following: multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank, crossword puzzles, labelling of diagrams, and abbreviations. Detailed guidelines will be provided to the student.

Evaluation and Grading

Quizzes (one per chapters 5 through 18)

Mid-term exam 20%
Final exam 20%
Assignment 20%

The letter grade assigned is determined by the college the student has registered with.