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Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease

Take a journey through the human body and learn medical terminology related to all 11 of its organ systems.  In this course, we discuss diseases of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, nervous, skeletal, muscular, integumentary (skin), urinary, digestive, and male and female reproductive systems. We also go over different diagnostic and treatment procedures for each system. As you progress through the course, you'll learn the meaning of many prefixes, root words, and suffixes, and you'll greatly increase your medical terminology vocabulary!

To reinforce your learning, the lessons include activities and assignments designed to give you additional practice in understanding and remembering the medical terminology taught in this course. By the end of this course, you'll find that you have greatly increased your knowledge of medical terminology as well as broadened your understanding of human disease!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting December 13, 2017

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Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease Details + Objective

Course Code: md2

You Will Learn
  • Learn medical terminology related to all 11 of the human body’s organ systems
  • Cover different diagnostic and treatment procedures for each system
  • Learn the meaning of each term’s word parts as well as a definition
  • Learn the meaning of many prefixes, root words, and suffixes
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Greatly increase your medical terminology vocabulary
  • Gain pronunciation guides and graphics to help you visualize the material
  • Broaden your understanding of human disease
  • Gain skills that will help you if you decide to pursue a career in medicine
Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease Outline
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Week 1

Begin by reviewing the major functions and organs of the cardiovascular system. You'll gain a solid grasp of the terminology and move on to a discussion of terminology related to disorders, diagnoses, and treatments related to this essential organ system. Then, go over medical terminology related to the lymphatic system, immunity, and cancer.

Week 2

In this lesson, you'll learn the names and functions of the organs of both the upper and lower tracts of the respiratory system. Then, we'll explore terminology related to the functions, structures, and disorders of the nervous system.

Week 3

In this lesson, we'll discuss terminology related to the glands and hormones of the endocrine system, some of its disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment. Then, we'll go over terminology related to the skeletal system's structures, as well as disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of the bones, joints, and spine.

Week 4

In this lesson, we'll discuss terminology related to problems with the muscular system, diagnostic procedures, and several types of treatment. Then, discuss terminology related to disorders of both the skin and its accessory organs, as well as diagnostic procedures and treatment.

Week 5

In this lesson, we'll discuss medical terminology related to a number of disorders of the urinary system, their diagnoses, and treatment. Then, cover terminology related to diseases of the digestive system's organs, as well as terminology related to both diagnostic and treatment procedures.

Week 6

In this lesson, we'll briefly review the functions of the male reproductive system as well as the organs that make up this system. We'll then cover terminology related to disorders of both the external and internal male reproductive organs, diagnostic procedures, and treatment options. Finally, begin this lesson with a brief overview of the organs of the female reproductive systems and their functions. We'll also go over medical terminology related to disorders of the organs of this system, as well as disorders related to the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. We'll then discuss terminology related to diagnosing disorders of this system and a number of different treatments.

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Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease Instructors
Holly Trimble

Holly Trimble earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado, a master's degree in pediatric physical therapy from Boston University, and a master's degree in biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  She also completed an additional 15 credit hours in education at the doctoral level. After working as a physical therapist for many years, Holly transitioned into teaching. She taught math and science to sixth-graders for several years at a private school, and also worked as a private tutor for children with learning disabilities. She has lectured on health-related topics to all age groups, from school-age children to adults, and she now works as an adjunct professor, teaching college-level anatomy and physiology. She received an Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award from her college and is the author of the eBook,College Success Now! as well as several ed2go courses.

Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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