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HTCH 005: Basic Medical Terminology

Course Description

This course provides a basic understanding of word parts, including root words, prefixes and suffixes, and how they are combined to form medical terms. Emphasis is on how medical terms relate to the major organ systems in the body. The course also emphasizes related medical specialties and pathologies with intensive practice in vocabulary building, pronunciation and usage.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to CSU only

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to CSU only
Last Updated 7/19/23