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Rice University

Medical Terminology I

Rice University via Coursera

Overview

This course will discuss the importance of learning medical language as well as introduce basic word parts and concepts applied in medical terminology. We will also learn about common organization and terms seen in medical records before moving into system-specific terms for the integumentary system (skin), musculoskeletal system (muscles and bones), and urinary (kidneys).

Syllabus

  • Welcome to Medical Terminology Part 1
    • Specialization introduction, integument, movement, and micturition
  • Introduction to Medical Language and Records
    • Greetings! Welcome to the Introduction to Medical Language and Records module. This is the foundational module designed to set you up for success in the remainder of the specialization. We will begin by examining the purpose of medical language. Then we will explore common word parts and the guidelines for building and breaking down medical terms. We will also explore health records and look at a common template used for all health records: the SOAP note. We will conclude with a list of abbreviations unique to this module, but frequently used in health records.
      Though the amount of memorization in this module can be a bit overwhelming, this information is CRUCIAL to your success in all future modules. Your investment in this early material will pay dividends for the remainder of the specialization!
      Let's get started...
  • Integumentary System
    • Salutations! Welcome to the first of our body system modules: The Integumentary System. This module will introduce you to medical terms related to the skin. Following the SOAP note format, we will look at common complaints, tests, diagnoses, and treatments used in dermatology. Without further ado, let's get comfortable with our own skin...
  • Musculoskeletal System
    • Hello! Welcome to the musculoskeletal system module. This module will introduce you to medical terms related to the muscles and bones. Following the SOAP note format, we will look at common complaints, tests, diagnoses, and treatments used in orthopedics. As your musculoskeletal system says to your body, let's get moving...
  • Urinary System
    • Hi! Welcome to the urinary system module. This module will introduce you to medical terms related to the kidneys and bladder. Following the SOAP note format, we will look at common complaints, tests, diagnoses, and treatments used in urology and proctology.
  • Course Final Assessments and Conclusion
    • Congratulations on making it to the final assessment module of this course! This module is going to look a little different from the rest. The good news: you don't have watch any more lectures, take any notes, or play any Quizlet game in this module. The other news: you DO have to take an exam. But don't worry. As long as you've paid attention in the previous modules, you've got this. Besides, this exam is fun! You will see.

Taught by

Laura S. Kabiri

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