Jan 21, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 220 - Health Care Terminology

2 lecture hours 0 lab hours 2 credits
Course Description
This course uses a systems approach to establish a knowledge base of healthcare terminology. Students recognize, analyze, deconstruct, define medical terms, and apply them through effective communication. Offered in a blended format. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Establish a knowledge base of healthcare terminology (Level 2, Nursing Care).
  • Define, deconstruct, and use an accurate understanding of healthcare terminology to communicate ideas verbally and in writing (Level 2, Critical Thinking and Communication).
  • Communicate effectively the precise meaning of the word by means of proper pronunciation and precise meaning of the word in the correct context (Level 2, Communication).
  • Accept personal responsibility and participate in own development through acts of integrity, mutual respect, and actively seeking out opportunities to learn (Level 2, Professional Role).

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • The Human body in Health and Disease
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Lymphatic and Immune System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System
  • Nervous System
  • Special Senses
  • Integumentary System
  • Endocrine System
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Diagnostic Procedures and Pharmacology

Janet DeCoopman

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