Medical Terminology

COURSE CODE & TITLE CMT 18 Medical Terminology
COURSE DURATION 90 hours
COURSE AVAILABILITY Weekend/Evening*
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION English
MAXIMUM INTAKE 20
PREREQUISITES (General) Certificate of completion of High School with science subjects
AWARD 9 CE units

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is a prerequisite to all medical courses. By the end of the course, the student will be able to identify, spell, pronounce and define root words, prefixes and suffixes common to medical careers. The student will also be able to use common abbreviations and appropriate reference materials.
COURSE OUTCOMES
At the end of this course the student shall be able to:

  • Discuss the legal and ethical components of medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use medical terms in their proper context.
  • Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce medical terms relating to the body structure, function, and oncology.
  • Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce medical terms relating to directional terms and anatomical planes and regions.
  • Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce medical terms relating to the integumentary, respiratory, urinary, male and female reproductive, cardiovascular and lymphatic, digestive, musculoskeletal, endocrines, the nervous systems and the senses and obstetrics and neonatology
  • Discuss careers and career paths requiring medical terminology.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE PROGRAM

Students who are pursing for medical and  health education, Medical File Clerk, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Receptionist – General Office or any commerce/arts graduate working in the medical related fields.

COURSE CONTENT

Introduction to Medical Terminology Components of Medical Terms, Suffixes, Prefixes, abbreviations
& symbols
Body Structure, function, and Oncology Directional Terms and Anatomical Planes and Regions
Integumentary System Respiratory System
Urinary System Male Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System Obstetrics and Neonatology
Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems Digestive System
The Senses Musculoskeletal System
Endocrine System Careers Requiring Medical Terminology
COURSE METHODOLOGY:

  • Lectures & video sessions
  • Course Work
  • Instructor led discussions
  • Worksite learning
VENUE OF STUDY

  • Information & Learning Center, Gulf Medical University
  • GMC Hospital, Ajman

ASSESSMENT: Pretest / Post-test

For academic advising and planning of their study schedule applicants are requested to contact: The CCECO Coordinator, Office of the Assistant Director, Center for Continuing Education & Community Outreach, Gulf Medical University, Al Jurf, Ajman, UAE.

Continuing Education Units:
The course has been accredited for nine continuing education (CE) units awarded by the University. Although these CE units cannot be transferred to satisfy credit requirements in any diploma or degree level courses in which the candidates may enroll at a future date, they could be counted in advancement of career by the relevant institutions.