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2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HIM 210 - Medical Terminology

Studies medical terminology, the language of healthcare services.  The course 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

Assignment Overview
12 weekly lessons and a final

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: February, May, August, and November

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