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RATEC 125 Medical Terminology • 3 Cr.


Presents a systematic approach to medical terminology, combining word roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

Identify the organs and structures of the following:
  • Digestive system
  • Urinary system
  • Integumentary system
  • Reproductive system o Respiratory system
  • Endocrine system o Nervous system o Musculoskeletal system
  • Cardiovascular system o Lymphatic system
List and describe the basic structural units of the body. Describe the anatomic position. Locate the body cavities and the regions of the body. Explain the meaning of new medical words by defining the elements. Explain the main functions of the body systems. Define the word roots and combining forms used to describe the organs and structures. Define suffixes and prefixes in medical words. Build and analyze medical terms related to the organs, structures, and systems. Describe pathological, diagnostic, therapeutic, and other terms related to all systems listed above. Describe, radiology specific exams terms related to all systems listed above.



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