Study of the basic structure of medical words including prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, plurals, pronunciation, spelling, and the definitions of medical terms. Emphasis is on building a professional vocabulary required for employment in the allied health care field.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Use medical terms in context
  • Utilize prefixes, suffixes, root words, and plurals to construct medical terms
  • Analyze medical terms
  • Translate medical abbreviations
  • Interpret symbols
  • Identify, pronounce, and spell medical terms

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3.0