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


Noelle Steen, MLS(ASCP)

Noelle Steen is a Clinical Educator in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Department at Wichita State University. Prior to coming to Wichita State University, she worked in the flow cytometry and microbiology departments at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. Noelle is a graduate of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program at Wichita State University, and is a registered Medical Laboratory Scientist.


CRN Course # Term
17253 HP 303 BA Fall 2021