MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Medical Terminology is the language
used to communicate facts and ideas
specific to medicine and health care
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LEARNING OUTCOMES
 To recognize, identify and apply basic terminology within various
health settings
 To correctly interpret commonly used terminology using word
roots, prefixes and suffixes for a variety of conditions and
procedures
 To relate and identify anatomical structures of the body and have a
beginning understanding of simple physiology of various body
systems
 Interpret and relate commonly used medical abbreviations
 Identify appropriate sources of information
 Relate and apply policies regarding confidentiality when working
within health care settings.
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RECOMMENDED TEXTS
• Hutton, Andrew R (2002) An introduction
to medical terminology for health care.
Churchill Livingstone
• Nurses Pocket Dictionary.2003 32nd Ed.
Mosby
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USE BASIC MEDICAL
TERMINOLOGY – BSB MED 201
COMPETENCIES:
• Respond appropriately to instructions
which contain basic medical terminology
– Written and Oral Instructions using basic medical
terminology, received, understood and
documented
– Abbreviations for commonly used medical terms
– Clarification sought where necessary
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Competencies cont.
• Uses appropriate basic medical
terminology in oral and written
communication with patients, fellow
workers and health professionals
• Basic medical terminology is spelt
and pronounced correctly
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Competencies cont.
Carry out routine tasks
- Assistance sought from recognized person or
source
- Basic Medical terminology used correctly in
routine tasks
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COURSE OVERVIEW
The course will cover:
Day 1.
• Anatomical direction – mapping of body- commonly used
terminology used to identify anatomical direction.
• Identify terminology used to classify diseases and various
health care areas
• Construction of medical terminology – using word roots,
prefixes and suffixes to construct and interpret
terminology
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DAY 1 PROGRAM
• Overview of cells, tissues and
organs
• Overview of anatomy related to
musculo-skeletal system –
bones, muscles, tendons and
ligaments
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