Nutrition and Dietetics 300

NUTR 300: Medical Terminology

Prerequisites:  NUTR major, or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (1)

Develops language skills necessary for effective communication in the health care setting.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Word Parts

  1. Root Words
  2. Prefixes
  3. Suffixes
  4. Combining Forms
  5. Diagnostic Procedures
  6. Therapeutic Interventions
  7. Anatomical Directional Terms
  8. Medical Abbreviations

Body Systems

  1. The Musculoskeletal System
  2. The Circulatory System
  3. The Respiratory System
  4. The Digestive System
  5. The Urinary System
  6. The Reproductive System
  7. The Integumentary System
  8. The Nervous System
  9. The Endocrine System


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The course is designed to be self-paced using programmed learning exercises, computer assisted instruction and audio pronunciations.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Upon successful completion of the course students will recognize, interpret, pronounce and use medical terms and abbreviations required to effectively communicate in the health care setting.


Assessment Measures

Assessment measures include quizzes and tests administered electronically in a proctored computer lab.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval
New Course 3/6/09