Spring 2014 Online Course


Medical Terminology (CRN 29245)

General Course


Alpha Numeric Code


Health & Recreation Professions
Health Sciences
  Course Level Undergraduate
  Credit Hours 3
Description Study of the origin and structure of medical words, their prefixes, suffixes, special endings and singular to plural forms. Medical terms relating to the body and to clinical procedures will be explored. 

Topical description:This online programmed course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the unique language needed to communicate effectively as a health care professional. A major focus is developing skills in word analysis. The basic structure of medical terms and the rules for word building will be discussed in the context of how the body works in health and disease. The course is broken down into modules which correspond to chapters in the book. Each module is broken down into sections containing lessons, activities, media, and quizzes. The course is designed to allow a student to work at his or her own pace with frequent activities and testing that provides the student feedback regarding their level of understanding.

Instructor Jacqueline   Luke
Note Required text: The Language of Medicine by Davi-Ellen Chabner 10th Edition published through Elsevier. ISBN 978-1-4557-2846-6; students are strongly ADVISED to purchase this before the class begins. Students must also purchase online code for Chabner Online Course Code.
Attachment sample syllabus
Section Details 908 CRN: 29245
Enrollment Maximum: 35

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Term Dates & Registration Information

Tuition & Fees $ 1,131.78   US Dollars (Tuition and general fees are estimated and subject to change; please refer to the finance brochures for current tuition and fees)
$6.50 special fee per student, per term; $25.00 course fee per distance learning course; $5.20 per credit hour facilities fee, maximum 12 credit hours. *Technology fees are assessed per credit hour by the student's college, other fees may also apply; please review the current finance brochure for list of fees. All fees are in U.S. Dollars.

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Method of Instruction Online Web utilizing internal and external email and on-line discussions.
Technology Requirements

Before You Begin Your Course: Students are responsible to have access to a properly functioning computer throughout the semester. The computer must be able to run the software listed in the software section below or capable of connecting to UT's Virtual Computer Lab. If using a computer at a public library, students should check with the library to insure they will have access and for the length of time required.

UT's Virtual Computer Lab (VLab) is accessible from your computer and may have all the software you need, read more about VLab; most on-campus computer labs are also capable of accommodating online courses but students should check specific lab information with the IT Helpdesk (419-530-2400). Some courses still require specific software that students may have to purchase.

Internet Service
Students are responsible to have Internet service. High speed Internet access is recommended as dial-up may be slow and limited in downloading information and completing online tests. Some courses may contain streaming audio and/or video content.

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Student computers need to be capable of running the latest versions of plug-ins, recent software and have the necessary tools to be kept free of viruses and spyware. A typical list is provided below

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple iTunes Player
  • Apple QuickTime Player
  • Java Plugin Console
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • Microsoft DirectX End-Use Runtime
  • Mozilla Firefox Browser - recommended
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (see Browser Tune-Up for a list of compatible browsers.)
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player

Students should always read the course syllabus carefully, or contact the instructor, for specific software requirements.

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