Jan 31, 2023  
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HIM 210 - Medical Terminology

This course is the study of medical terminology, the language of healthcare services.  The courses focuses on the terminology health information managers will need to know in order accurately understand and code diagnoses in health records.  Students will begin by learning the Greek and Latin words that comprise medical terminology and how the terms are built.  Terms related to each of the body systems will be learned, in relation to anatomical terms, pathological terms, and procedural and other treatment terms.

Prerequisites & Notes
Anatomy & Physiology

Assignment Overview
14 Lessons and a Final Exam

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain terms for body structures and directional terminology.
  • Describe terms used for the major body systems and their components.
  • Understand how body systems work together to perform needed body functions.

Credits: 3 Offered: Beginning fall 2015

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