Medical Terminology: The Gastrointestinal and Urinary Systems


Cost: $100

This 0.5 credit hour medical terminology course covers material over the gastrointestinal and urinary systems. 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

Over the course of the semester, HP 303 BE students should be able to demonstrate the following:

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


Credit Hours

Successful completion of this badge is awarded 0.5 online hours of credit. Workload for completion is based on the expectation that students will spend a minimum of 7.5 hours in instruction over the length of the badge and an additional 15 hours on preparation, readings, studying, writing, research and other assignments as determined by the badge instructor. 2 Activities will involve working online, participating in asynchronous activities, and other offline work.


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
17257 HP 303 BE Fall 2021