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Course SummaryHealth 103: Medical Terminology has been evaluated and recommended for up to 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. The course's expert instruction, engaging lessons, short quizzes and exams can help you comprehend medical terminology and set you on a degree path.
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The course objective is to provide a thorough understanding of medical terminology, from its origins to vocabulary and uses for all types of systems. The course goes over terms covering topics from the planes of the body to internal organ systems and pathology.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
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- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Determine the correct medical abbreviation for terms commonly used in medical practice
- Explain how certain prefixes or suffixes modify or enhance medical terms
- Define and refer to parts of the body's internal systems, including lymphatic, immune, skeletal, muscular, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, endocrine, and more
- List the structures, functions, and diseases that can afflict the eyes, ears, and integumentary system
- Differentiate and understand terminology used for various types and stages of pathology
- Understand and choose correct terminology to describe different aspects of diagnostic exams
- Articulate the interactions and reactions related to drug administration and use in radiology, pharmacology, and oncology
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Health 103 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 2 semester hours and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Health 103 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Health 103 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Fundamentals of Medical Terminology||Learn about categories of medical terms, suffixes and prefixes, indicators of color, abbreviations.|
|Terminology for Direction, Planes, and Regions of the Body||Become familiar with terminology that refers to direction on the body, body planes, body cavities and regions of the abdomen and thorax.|
|Pathology Basics and Vocabulary||Study the definition of pathology and epidemiology along with terms for tissue and gland pathology, routes of disease transmission and terms for types of diseases.|
|Vocabulary Basics for Genetics, Cells and Structures||Find out the basic words to refer to cells and genetics, including cytology, cell membranes, gene, genome, DNA, genetic mutation. Learn about genetic disorders, such as hemophilia and muscular dystrophy, and medical terms for tissues, organs, glands.|
|Medical Terms for the Lymphatic and Immune Systems||Examine the structure and functions of the lymphatic and immune systems, with terminology including lymphatic circulation, lymph node, spleen, antigen-antibody reaction, lymphokines, skin and lymphoscintigraphy. Learn the terms for treatments and specialists related to the lymphatic and immune systems.|
|Oncology Basics and Terms||Gain an understanding of neoplasia, and look at terms for conditions, diagnosis and treatments including malignant tumor, staging/grading, myosarcoma, angiogenesis, chemoprevention, surgical biopsy.|
|Medical Terminology for the Skeletal System||Explore the structure of the skeletal system and learn related terms including red bone marrow, cartilage, diaphysis, foramen, joints as well as terms for specialties and treatments.|
|Vocabulary for the Muscular System and Functions||Get information on skeletal muscles, muscle movement, treatments of muscle disorders and medical specialists who work with muscles. Learn terms including therapeutic ultrasound, range of motion testing, oblique, rectus, ataxia and dystaxia.|
|Vocabulary for the Cardiovascular System||Study how blood and the heart work, with terms including deep vein thrombosis, hyperlipidemia, epicaridium, myocardium, erythrocytes, arteries, veins, blood pressure, plasma.|
|Terminology for the Respiratory System, Diseases and Treatments||Get an overview of the anatomy and functions of the airway and lungs, and study terms including mucus, pharynx, COPD, respiratory failure, bradypnea, bronchoscopy, antitussive, tracheostomy.|
|Terminology for Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Diseases||Look over the various vocabulary terms used when diagnosing and treating diseases of the respiratory system, including tuberculosis and issues with the nose, lungs, and trachea.|
|Medical Vocabulary for the Gastrointestinal System||Explore the organs and structures of digestion, with terms including apthrous ulcers, cleft palate/lip, liver, tongue, occlusion, pylorus, ascending colon. Look at problems of the gastrointestinal system and terms for their diagnosis and treatment.|
|Terms for GI Tract Pathologies||Discover the terminology used in relation to eating disorders, gastrointestinal tumors, obstructive intestinal disorders, and many more gastrointestinal tract issues.|
|GI Tract Diagnosis and Treatment Terminology||Learn the terms that deal with GI tract imaging, visual examinations, and treatments for stomach, liver, and gallbladder issues, among many other related topics.|
|Medical Terms for the Urinary System||Examine terms related to the anatomy of the urinary system and related issues, treatments and medical specialists. Terms in these lessons include nephrologist, prostate, renal cortex, urethra, cystocele and dialysis.|
|Medical Terminology for the Nervous System||Study the structure of the nervous system, its functions and conditions that can affect it, while learning terms including Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy and Bell's palsy. Also look at terms related to mental health and developmental disorders and spinal cord injuries.|
|Medical Terms Related to the Eyes||Find out about the structure, function and diseases of the eyes, with terms such as orbit, lacrimal glands, retina, corneal ulcer, ophthalmoscopy and retinopexy.|
|Medical Terminology Related to the Ears||Learn terms related to the auditory system and its function, including pinna, external auditory canal, otitis, audiometry and labyrinthectomy. Get information on terms related to hearing problems and their treatment.|
|Terminology for the Integumentary System||See what comprises the integumentary system and how it works, with terms including epithelial tissue, lunula, sebaceous gland, carbuncle, gangrene, hirutism and cicatrix.|
|Terminology for the Endocrine System and Hormones||Gain an understanding of the endocrine system with terms including hormones, pituitary gland, pineal gland and neurohormone. Look at disorders of the thyroid gland and the pancreas.|
|Endocrine Gland Disorder Vocabulary||Identify the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and pineal glands and their related disorders.|
|Pancreatic Disorder Vocabulary||Review the different types of diabetes and other issues related to the pancreas.|
|Adrenal Gland Disorder Terminology||Discover the terms related to the functions and disorders of the adrenal gland and adrenal cortex.|
|Male Reproductive System & STDs: Medical Terminology||Examine the vocabulary related to the male reproductive system including the penis, testicles, sperm disorders, and major sexually transmitted diseases.|
|Female Reproductive System: Medical Terminology||Learn the anatomy and functions of the female reproductive system. Terms covered here include ova, fallopian tubes, ovulation, polycystic ovary syndrome, and afterbirth.|
|Medical Terminology for Major Pathogens||Explore terms related to pathogenic bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses and treatments to control them.|
|Medical Terminology Used for Diagnosis and Pharmacology||Study types of medical tests and pharmacological treatments. Learn terms including temperature, Sims' position, capillary puncture, pyuria, laparoscopy, bite-wing radiographs and analgesic.|
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