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HPRO 120 Medical Terminology • 3 Cr.


Provides a comprehensive foundation of basic medical terminology for use in health care careers. Includes prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations and symbols. Emphasis is on body structures, anatomical systems, pathologies, medical procedures, medical specialties, and common terms and abbreviations used in health care.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Utilize word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms to build medical terms.
  • Explain medical abbreviations, signs, and symbols accurately.
  • Correctly read, write, spell and pronounce common medical terms.
  • Distinguish common medical terms in relation to anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical procedures, medical treatments, and diagnostic tests.



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000