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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Medical Terminology (SCI-211)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

June 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize that medical terminology has both constructed and non-constructed terms; identify each of the three word parts (word roots, prefixes, and suffixes) used to construct medical terms; identify, define and spell prefixes and suffixes often used in medical terminology; define and spell the word parts used to create terms for the human body and identify the building blocks,  organ systems, and cavities of the human body; describe anatomical planes, regions, and directional terms used to describe areas of the body; describe the five major diagnostic imaging techniques; define the word parts used to create medical terms of the integumentary system, musculoskeletal, lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems, and special senses; breakdown and define common medical terms used for symptoms, diseases, disorders, procedures, treatments and devices associated with these organ systems and special senses; and build medical terms, pronounce and spell common medical terms associated with these organ and special sensory systems.


Medical Terminology teaches students the accepted language of healthcare and emphasizes the medical terms used most commonly by medical providers to allow students who wish to go into the healthcare field an easier transition to the field.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Assisting, or Medical Transcriptionist (6/17) (2/22 revalidation).