MAA 101 : Medical Terminology

This course teaches the basic design of medical terminology as used in academic, business, and health institutions. Applying a unique instructional system of memory technology, the student learns to interpret and understand thousands of complex medical terms using root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Comprehensive presentations of various body systems and anatomical structures provide a powerful foundation for technical language used in medical practices. No previous knowledge of biology, anatomy, or physiology is needed. Three class hours a week. Fall, Spring
  1. Accurately read, interpret (prefixes, suffixes, and root words) and correctly pronounce 10,000 medical terms (in Latin and Greek).
  2. State and describe each anatomical body system using the appropriate medical term.
  3. Research commonly used drugs using reliable and acceptable Internet medical sites.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast generic vs. name-brand drugs.