Aug 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic 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-Winters

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