We will be learning online for the first 9 weeks
What is medical terminology?
Where is medical terminology used?
Where do the words come from and how do we use them?
How does vocabulary help us connect and communicate within a field of study?
What is it?
Medical terminology is used in the field of medicine, and clinical settings to describe the human body components, processes, illnesses, medical procedures, and pharmacology.
Every field of study has a vocabulary that helps the people communicate and be more efficient.
Knowledge of medical terminology is essential for many career options, it can also help us comprehend our own medical needs, and those of family and friends.
Since medical terminology is used to describe anatomy and physiology, we will be learning both at the same time.
The study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
Language evolves as people more around the world and meet more forms of expression.
Medicine uses many Greek and Latin roots to help more people across the planet communicate and cross language barriers.
We will start by learning prefixes and suffixes
Medical Terminology words have a prefix (beginning) a root word (middle) and a suffix (end)
And then Root Words
A few root words parts
Medical Terminology Examples
Bradycardia- slow heart
Tachycardia- fast heart
Hepatitis- inflammation of the liver
Nephrology- study of kidneys
Osteoporosis- any condition of having porous bones
Opthamologist- person who studies eyes
Gastroenterology- study of stomach and intestines