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HLHSCI 249-77216 - Medical Terminology - Sarah Morris

Course:Medical Terminology
Professor:Sarah Morris
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


Welcome to medical terminology where we discover the language of the medical field. This letter will provide you with some information regarding this online class. That way you can decide if this is right class for you. If you have any questions regarding this class, please feel free to email me.

Course Description

We will be discovering a words origin with the use of prefixes, suffixes, root words, and abbreviations. We will be using these words to better understand medical and surgical procedures. We will be going through all of the systems in the body and some of the medical procedures that might affect that system.

What to Expect in this Course

An online course is not for everyone so if you are still interested here is what to expect. You are expected to participate weekly in discussion posts and engage with other students.


There will be weekly power point lectures posted on canvas. This is help you with the reading and for quizzes. There will be frequent quizzes throughout the semester. There will be a pre and post quiz at the beginning and end of the semester.


Logging into the class frequently during the weeks of the semester will ensure success in this class. 249-62621

Online classes do require students to be self-motivated and disciplined. Learning good time management skills will help with online classes.

Types of Assessments

This course will consist of discussion board posting, power point lectures, videos, case studies and quizzes. 

Textbook Information

Medical Language: Immerse Yourself 5th Ed. Author: Turley MA BSN and Susan M.

          ISBN # 978-0134988399

Additional Resources


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Online Education

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Last updated: 04/22/2024 Sub#: 1399