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Catalog and Student Handbook 2020 - 2021

HSC 1020 Medical Terminology

Through the study of medical language, students will build an effective vocabulary designed for those working in a multidisciplinary health care environment. Students will gain an understanding of basic word elements, protocols for formulating and interpreting medical terms and abbreviations, and the proper spelling and pronunciation of medical words. Students learn to utilize medical terminology as it applies to the various systems of the human body, pathologies, common diagnostic tests, clinical procedures, and medical reports.