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BSTEC 116 - Pathophysiology/Advanced Medical Terminology



3.0 Credits
Identification of common symptoms, causes, and treatments of disease processes in the human body with relation to medical coding. Advanced body system focus includes selected prefixes, suffixes, and word roots; terms and plural forms related to anatomy, physiology, symptoms, diagnoses, procedures, abbreviations, symbols, and eponyms; and emphasis on accurate spelling, pronunciation, definition, and usage.
Prerequisite BSTEC 104 or instructor permission and AHE 110 or concurrent enrollment.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify common disease processes with symptoms, causes, and treatments by body system.
  2. Relate common disease processes and diagnoses for the purpose of medical coding.
  3. Analyze and construct medical terms after reviewing and memorizing word elements (suffixes, prefixes, roots, and combining forms).
  4. Identify and apply correct usage of select abbreviations, symbols, and eponyms in medical reports.
  5. Analyze, synthesize, integrate, and evaluate medical terms used in medical reports.
  6. Identify and define standard diagnostic and therapeutic procedures related to pathology and clinical applications of each body system, and describe diagnoses for which they are performed.
  7. Analyze, synthesize, integrate, and evaluate anatomy and physiology terms related to each body system.
  8. Demonstrate proficient use of a medical dictionary.
  9. Demonstrate effective health care communication through correct spelling, pronunciation, definition, and application of medical terms.



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