Medical Terminology

This course introduces nursing students to the language of the Health Sciences and medicine with emphasis on body systems, prefixes, suffixes, root terms, and spelling. Upon completion, students will be able to analyze words structurally and demonstrate a correlation of the word elements with basic anatomy, physiology, and disease processes of the body.
Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Other Material Types:
Assessment Tool, Assignment, Case Study, Drill and Practice
Volunteer State Community College
Funding Source:
healthcare, health education, nursing, medical terms, medical terminology, medical language, body systems, health sciences

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
TN Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (29-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Assurance Organization:
Healthcare Editorial Board
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Other
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Other Rubric

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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