May 27, 2022
OFFT 2010 - Medical Office Terminology Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course is intended for students interested in medical office careers. The focus is on medical terminology as it relates to healthcare documentation with an emphasis on word-building techniques, usage, and spelling. Consent of instructor is required.
Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher. Instructor consent required for registration to verify program prerequisites have been met.
Recommendation: BIOL 1024 , CAPL 1023 , and ENGL 1021 with grades of C or higher.
- Communication/pronunciation of medical terms
- Correspondence utilizing medical terminology
- Integrate independent medical terms into working sentence structure
- System-by-system review of terminology
- Word structure
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- identify specific terms according to body systems.
- identify correct pronunciation of medical terminology.
- demonstrate use of medical reference material to enhance word building.
- translate terminology into working sentences utilized in medical correspondence.
- construct medical words.
- explain word-building techniques
- identify body systems.
- identify medical specialty areas.
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