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OFFT 2010 - Medical Office Terminology

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab 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. Instructor consent is required.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher. Instructor consent required for registration to verify program prerequisites have been met.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Communication/pronunciation of medical terms
  2. Correspondence utilizing medical terminology
  3. Integrate independent medical terms into working sentence structure
  4. System-by-system review of terminology
  5. Word structure

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify specific terms according to body systems.
  2. identify correct pronunciation of medical terminology.
  3. demonstrate use of medical reference material to enhance word building.
  4. translate terminology into working sentences utilized in medical correspondence.
  5. construct medical words.
  6. explain word-building techniques
  7. identify body systems.
  8. identify medical specialty areas.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC): Goals and Competencies
Competency Goals (MnTC Goals 1-6)
Theme Goals (MnTC Goals 7-10)

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