Jun 06, 2020  
2015-2016 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIMT 110 - Medical Terminology for Allied Health


3 hrs (Sem I, II)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the specialized language of medicine by focusing on the precise communication required by practitioners in medicine (i.e., health information managers, physical therapists, nurses, surgical technologists, occupational therapists, respiratory care practitioners, dental hygienists, doctors, etc.) and related fields. After learning the word elements (prefixes, suffices, and combining forms), and being taught the correlation between word elements, abbreviations and symbols with the basic anatomy, physiology and disease processes of the human body, students will be able to quickly recognize medical word meanings and understand medical reports. This course is a transferIN course. 3 lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in READ 011 , ENGL 009 , or SAT Reading score of 420 and SAT Writing score of 380 or greater, or appropriate placement scores.