Indiana University Northwest

Course Description

Susan Woods

Susan Woods
Radiological Sciences

Office: Dunes/Med Prof 2155
Phone: 219-981-5682

Online Course Offered:
Spring Semester

RADS 185: Medical Terminology

Course Description  

On completion of this course the student will be able to recognize, define, spell, and pronounce basic key medical terms as they relate to the diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of selected major body systems.

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Course Goals and Objectives  

Through powerpoints and corresponding textbook material, assignments, review exercises, audiovisual presentations, and supplemental learning experiences (flash cards, practice disk) the learner will:

1)  Determine the role of prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes in constructing medical                   terms.

 2)  Acquire an understanding of medical terms by analyzing word meanings utilizing guidelines outlined in the text.

 3)  Identify assigned body systems including their major functions, components, and combining forms of each.

 4)  Increase their medical vocabulary in order to provide a foundation for entry into a health care field.

 5)  Distinguish and translate commonly used abbreviations of the medical language.

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Course Activities  

Course activities will include:

  • Participation in Oncourse forums
  • Weekly assignments
  • Weekly exams
  • Comprehensive final exam

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Course Syllabus  


RADS 185: Medical Terminology

Online Course Syllabus

Time: Online

Place: Online

Instructor: Sue Woods

Office: Dunes/Med Prof Rm 2155

Phone: (219) 981-5682