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
    • Nervous system
    • Musculoskeletal system
    • Cardiovascular system
    • 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.