HLT 101 : Medical Language Module I
A one-semester, one-credit course to introduce students to the language used in the medical and allied health professions. Word building using medical word roots, prefixes and suffixes is the primary emphasis of the course. Terms that identify diseases, disorders and conditions as well as diagnostic tests and treatment procedures are taught. The terms relate to the function and anatomy of the overall body structure and the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Pronunciation is emphasized to facilitate the learner's communication with other members of the healthcare delivery team. Prerequisite: High school biology or permission of instructor. One lecture hour per week. Instructional Support Fee applies.