Medical Terminology: Introduction to Medical Terminology

 

Cost: $100

This 0.5 credit hour medical terminology badge provides an overview of medical terminology. Students in this course will learn how medical terms are formed, how to effectively translate medical terms, and how to apply those terms to the medical setting. Students will also learn the terms used to describe the gross anatomy of the body and the position of the body, as well as the basic terms that relate to diagnostic and laboratory procedures, and pharmacology.

This course serves as the prerequisite for all future medical terminology badges.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this badge, students will be able to:

  • Identify words and word parts used in medical terminology
  • Define words and common word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical terminology.
  • Recognize the importance of spelling medical terms correctly.
  • Apply medical terms to specific situations in the medical setting.

Credit Hours

Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 7.5 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 15 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 22.5 hours.

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria

Instructors: 

Laurie Alloway, MSES, MLS(ASCP) CM, SC(ASCP) CM, EMT

Laurie Alloway is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Department at Wichita State University. Her educational background includes Bachelor degrees in Biology and Medial Laboratory Sciences from Newman University and Wichita State University, and a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences from Friends University. She is a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist and certified Specialist in Chemistry by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She has worked in the field of laboratory medicine for over 25 years. She joined the WSU College of Health Professions in 2012. In addition to teaching the Medical Terminology badge courses, she also teaches Clinical Chemistry, Advanced Clinical Chemistry, Urinalysis, Clinical Biochemistry, Laboratory Management, The Impact of Disease on Global Events, and MLS: Healthcare Detectives. Laurie is also an EMT with the State of Kansas and an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED instructor. 

CRNs

CRN Course # Term
17253 HP 303 BA Fall 2021