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MA 125 - Medical Terminology II

Credit Hours: 3

This continuation course is designed to provide prospective allied health professionals further understanding of medical terminology. Anatomic and physiologic terminology, pathologic terminology, clinical procedures, laboratory tests, abbreviations and correct spelling and pronunciation of medical terms relating to the body systems are stressed in a body systems approach to studying the respiratory, hematologic, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, integumentary, ophthalmic, optic and endocrine systems along with specialized areas of oncology, radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, pharmacology and psychiatry.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and define word components (prefixes, suffixes and word roots)
  • Describe structural organization of the human body
  • Analyze and define medical terms and abbreviations related to body systems
  • Identify body systems and the anatomical location of major organs in each body system
  • Describe the normal structure and function of human body systems
  • Identify the signs, symptoms and etiology of common pathologies associated with each system, including diagnosis and treatment modalities
  • Demonstrate understanding of medical terms used in context

Prerequisites: MA 115 or pass MA 115 Challenge Exam
F/S (N)

This course is required for the Medical Assisting AAS Degree

Reminder: To be eligible for an Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting, students must attain a C average or better in all MA courses