The healthcare field has many exciting opportunities for skilled professionals. The medical terminology course at USD is designed to give current and prospective healthcare workers a comprehensive understanding of medical verbiage and language. With revised and updated lecture content, assignments and access to the DavisPlus learning lab, this course is based on the body systems method, and intended to provide students with an overview of the latest medical terminology. Topics covered in this online self-paced course include body systems, organs, human disease, medical terms, word parts, abbreviations, the health professions, cancer medicine and more!
Students who require a medical terminology course as a program prerequisite for programs such as pre-nursing, pre-medical and other pre-health professional tracks are excellent candidates for this course. Our medical terminology online course is also designed for current working medical professionals in positions such as:
Required Text, Medical Terminology Systems: A Body Systems Approach by Barbara Gylys and Mary Ellen Wedding available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
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Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.
How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into three or seven learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
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