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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience

Medical Terminology ST 100

Formerly Medical Terminology RC 100/ST 100, Formerly Medical Terminology RC 100

100 hours (10 weeks).

Simi Institute for Careers and Education Main Campus, Simi Valley, California.

January 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Given a medical term, definition, or list of phrases, students will be able to: describe the component parts of medical terms; analyze the component parts of medical terms; use basic prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms to build medical terms; explain common rules for proper medical term formation, pronunciation, and spelling; relate the terminology to the names, locations, and functions of the major organs of the body systems; discuss the terms utilized for the major disease processes including symptoms, diagnosis, diagnostic testing, surgeries, and therapies; define basic terms and abbreviations used in documenting health records; use common terms and abbreviations in documenting medical records related to the major systems of the body; and identify medical terminology and health issues as they apply to a culturally diverse populations.


The course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage, and pronunciation. Major topics include: medical terms, prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms for the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, renal, lymphatic, respiratory, reproductive systems, and medical and charting abbreviations. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, use of a programmed learning text, computer software exercises, observations, a written paper, and exams.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Respiratory Care (4/17) (4/22 revalidation). Note: Medical Terminology RC 100, Medical Terminology ST 100, and Medical Terminology AH 100 is the same course taught within multiple tracks.