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 Course Title:   Medical Dialogue I

 Title Abbreviation:   MEDICAL DIALOGUE I

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    160

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    510801

 EPC:    381

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Word building, pronunciation, and correct spelling of medical terms is emphasized. Discussion of how cultures affect medical terms. (AHE 160 is equivalent to the first half of AHE 102)

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze selected medical terms by diving them into their component parts.
  2. Relate selected medical terms to the structure and function of the human body.
  3. Define selected medical terms.
  4. Correctly pronounce and spell selected medical terms.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to medical terminology.
  2. Terms in relationship to the structure of the human body.
  3. Terms in relationship to the follow human body systems:
    • Skeletal.
    • Muscular.
    • Cardiovascular.
    • Lymphatic and Immune.
    • Respiratory.