HCM 1301: Basic Medical Terminology


This course will provide students with fundamental skills in understanding how to use prefixes, suffixes, and root words to develop medical terms. Students will become familiar with the spelling and definition of common medical terms related to major disease processes, diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, abbreviations, drugs, and treatment modalities.


  1. Explain how medical terms are constructed.
  2. Apply the appropriate placement of prefixes, suffixes, and root words/combining forms to create medical terms.
  3. Recognize terms associated with the various systems of the body.
  4. Define medical abbreviations.
  5. Relate medical terms to various diagnostic procedures, healthcare specialties, and diseases.




Medical terminology: Get connected! (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2020)
Author: Frucht, S. S.
ISBN: 9780135216927
Price: (No information available)

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