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MEDAS 110 - Human Body Structure and Medical Terminology I

5 credits

READ 090 , completion of ENGL 095  with a grade of “C-” or better, or placement in ENGL& 101 .

Introduction to medical word building with common roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Terms are related to the body as a whole and in the context of human anatomy, body structure, and anatomical divisions and planes of the body. The following body systems will be covered: skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive including clinical procedures, diagnostic tests, and eponyms as used by Medical Assistants and other healthcare providers in the following MEDAS 133 - Exam Room (Clinical) Procedures . Course work includes pronunciation, spelling, and abbreviations.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe structural organization of the human body
  • Identify body systems
  • Describe:
    • Body planes
    • Directional terms
    • Quadrants
    • Body cavities
  • List major organs in each body system
  • Identify the anatomical location of major organs in each body system

Acceptance into the Medical Assistant program required.

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