Medical Terminology: Bones, Muscles, and Skin


Cost: $100

This 0.5 credit hour medical terminology course covers material over the integumentary (skin) system, the muscular system, and the skeletal system. Included in this course are the structure and function, pathology, diagnostic and treatment procedures, and abbreviations related to these systems. It emphasizes accurate interpretations and analysis of patient, hospital, and other medical records.

Prerequisite: The prerequisite for this course is HP 303 BA: Introduction to Medical Terminology Badge.

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


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. 


CRN Course # Term
17254 HP 303 BB Fall 2021