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Updated for 2013-2014

HLTH 110 Medical Terminology (2)

Medical Terminology includes pronunciation, spelling, and definition of medical terms pertaining to all systems of the body and supplementary terms applicable to specialty areas of medicine, selected paramedical fields, medical assisting and coding. Emphasis is on increasing professional vocabulary and proficiency in spelling and medical terms.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

HLTH 120 Introduction to the Health Professions (1)

This course introduces students to the concepts of health and disease, health care systems, organizational structure and function of primary, tertiary, and community-based health facilities, health care ethics, and the health care team in individualized patient care.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

HLTH 125 Survey of Medical Terminology (1)

HLTH 125 develops the students’ knowledge of prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in medical terminology to help students analyze, understand and correctly use medical terms. lt covers pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of selected medical words dealing with all human body systems. Commonly used medical abbreviations and pharmacological terms as well as singular and plural forms are also covered.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

HLTH 131 First Responder in Emergencies (3)

This course is open to those who want to be prepared to respond effectively to disabling illness or injury. Major topics include basic lifesaving procedures (including CPR), and evaluation of injury and illness in order to provide primary emergency response in the most efficient manner.

Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent registration in natural science courses. Adequate reading ability.

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