MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY BY BODY SYSTEM ONLINE

COURSE OUTLINE

The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System® applied to Medical Terminology by Body System is designed to be the fastest and most effective method to teach the most used Greek and Latin elements of medical terminology. It works in conjunction with the natural learning process of the brain by converting abstract medical word elements into images of real and familiar objects that make it incredibly easy to learn and remember program content.
This fully online and interactive course teaches the basic design and structure of medical terminology as well as 275 word parts or elements – prefixes, roots, and suffixes relative to body structure, disease, and diagnosis – that will lead to interpreting and understanding thousands of complex medical terms

MATERIALS

Medical Terminology by Body System consists of the following components:
• Educator Resource – Single use license with access to course content and Boost
Dashboard (i.e., monitors student progress and grades, provides feedback)
• Student Course – Single use license with access to course content

ASSIGNMENTS

As active learners in Medical Terminology by Body System, students will be expected to:
• Complete the Pre-test to establish a basis for measuring individual accomplishment
• View and carefully participate (i.e., pronouncing the medical term, audionym and meaning
along with the narrator, visualizing the audionym and its association) in the video presentation
for each lesson
• Complete all lesson-based learning activities and reading assignments
• Perform a final review of 275 medical elements – prefixes, roots, and suffixes
• Complete the Final Test to assess knowledge and understanding of medical terminology

OBJECTIVES

On completion of Medical Terminology by Body System students will be able to:
• Identify the structure of medical terminology and recognize word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and
combining forms
• Understand that the meaning of most complex medical terms is derived by analysis of simpler
components or word parts
• Acquire a solid foundation of commonly used Latin and Greek word parts or elements – relative
to body structure, disease, and diagnosis – that will lead to interpreting and understanding
thousands of complex medical terms
• Complete a final test and achieve a percentage score of 70 percent or better

MODULE 1 – INTRODUCTION

• The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System®
• Important Definitions
medical term element prefix
root word terminal combining vowel
combining form
• The Basic Structure of Medical Terminology
• Review Activity
• Medical Terms Used in the Description of Diseases & Operative Procedures
• Overcoming Problems of Literal Interpretations
• Familiar Medical Elements
• Common Medical Abbreviations

MODULE 2 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | SUFFIXES

Suffix Elements
-itis -osis -malacia -megal -algia
-oma -plast -path -ologist -ology
-penia -spasm -oid -scop -gram
-otomy -ostomy -ectomy -lysis -rrhexis
• Review Activities

MODULE 3 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | SUFFIXES

• Suffix Elements
-desis -trophy -ptosis -dyn -rraphy
-emesis -ectasis -esthesia -pexy -cele
-asthenia -tope -crine -plegia -rrhag
-rrhe -acusis -phil -ptysis -stasis
• Review Activities

MODULE 4 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | PREFIXES

• Prefix Elements
a- an- auto- bi- bradydys- hemi- hyper- hypo- interintra- multi- peri- poly- postpre- quad- retro- semi- sub-
• Review Activities

MODULE 5 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | UNIVERSAL ELEMENTS

Universal Elements
steno- cheil- benign- melan- oncoviscero- sphenic- anti- myco- plasiarug- iso- malign- adnexa- laparment- somato- tracho- hypno- scler-
• Review Activities

MODULE 6 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | UNIVERSAL ELEMENTS

Universal Elements
sept- scirr- antr- plak- alveolsedat- furca- radic- radi- metabolpariet- gemin- grad- calc- labimicr- phob- en- pro- mechano-
• Review Activities

MODULE 7 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | UNIVERSAL ELEMENTS

Universal Elements
dynam- traumat- ameb- strict- turbinneo- therm- sym- ramus- panab- ante- ex- puer- prolimacro- lal- cryo- mal- glom-
• Review Activities

MODULE 8 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | UNIVERSAL ELEMENTS

Universal Elements
somni- pharmac- vert- eu- ambiamphi- clas- duct- fiss- gerheter- hom- sta- volv- splanchnmed- xer- per- blast- ducphren- ptyal- colla- osmo- lumboolfact- helio- histo- phage- tarso-
• Review Activities

MODULE 9 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | BODY STRUCTURE

Medical Word Parts – Anatomical Direction & Location
cranial cephal caudal superior inferior
epi- axillary brachial inguinal cubital
popliteal pulmonary viscera infra- capitcau- infer- cata- hypo- proximal
distal ventral anterior dorsal posterior
lateral renal chondr-
• Review Activities

MODULE 10 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | INTEGUMENTARY & MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEMS

Medical Word Parts Associated with the Integumentary System
cut- pil- trich- onych- adiplip- pilo- squam- fistul- collategument- sarc-
• Review Activities
• Medical Word Parts Associated with the Skeletal System
oste- arthr- lumbo- orth- pelvihallux- pod- dactyl- tarso- cheirdigit-
• Review Activities
• Medical Word Parts Associated with the Muscular System
burso- facia- cine- vuls- tensspas- ton- lig-
• Review Activities

MODULE 11 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | RESPIRATORY, CARDIOVASCULAR & LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS

  • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Respiratory System
    rhin- pneum- thorac- spir- pectsinus- sept- alveol- peri- phonia-
    • Review Activities
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    • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Cardiovascular System
    pyle- phleb- thromb- lien- artersplen-
    • Review Activities
    • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Lymphatic System
    lymph- myel- leuk- cyt- erythredema
    • Review Activities

MODULE 12 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | DIGESTIVE, URINARY & ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS

  • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Digestive System
    stoma- bucco- ptyal- glycol- orbili- oment- peps- cheil-
    • Review Activities
    • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Urinary System
    nephr- ureter urethra
    • Review Activities
    • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Endocrine System
    aden- hormone- thyro- adreno-
    • Review Activities

MODULE 13 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | NERVOUS SYSTEM & SENSORY ORGANS

  • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Nervous System
    encephal- thalam- plexus- dendr- duraependym- gangli- rachi- neuro- plegia-
    • Review Activities
    • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Sensory Organs
    lacrim- audi- aur- myring- ot-
    • Review Activities

MODULE 14 – MEDICAL WORD PARTS | REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM (MALE & FEMALE)

  • Medical Word Parts Associated with the Reproductive System
    orchi- lact- colp- oophor- part
    gravid- gyn- mamm- metr- thelsalpingo- umbillic- ovario- utero-
    • Review Activities

MODULE 15 – CONCLUSION

  • Conclusion to the Dean Vaughn Total Retention System® – Medical
    Terminology by Body System Course

  • Final Test

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