MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

HIM1MTA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to the terminology, diseases, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures relating to each body system as well as to terms used in specialist areas of medicine, surgery, pathology, imaging, nursing and allied health.  Students will learn to interpret simple medical documentation.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students enrolling in HZMCHM for first year must enrol in the second semester offering. Students enrolled in the following courses have priority for enrolment: HZHHIM Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Health Information Management and HZMCHM Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification)/Bachelor of Health Information Management.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMastering Medical Terminology, Australia and New ZealandPrescribedWalker, S. Wood, M. Nicol, J. (2012)ELSEVIER
ReadingsMastering of Medical Terminology workbookPrescribedWalker, S. Wood, M. Nicol, J. (2012)ELSEVIER
ReadingsMedical dictionaryPrescribedstudent's choiceMosby
ReadingsMastering Medical Terminology Mobile Device ApplicationRecommendedWalker,S. Wood, M. Nicol, J. (2012)ELSEVIER

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and define the meaning of a range of medical words, anatomical terms, acronyms and abbreviations that describe diagnostic, procedural and additional terms related to body structure, function and disease process.

Activities:
Lecture, workshop activities, on-line formative quizzes, guided readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply knowledge of medical word part definitions and their combinations, to correctly define, build and use medical terms in context.

Activities:
Lecture, workshop activities, on-line formative quizzes, guided readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Understand the basic structure and function of parts of the body and associated disease conditions, symptoms, surgical terminology, investigations, treatments and therapies.

Activities:
Lecture, workshop activities, on-line formative quizzes, guided readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Differentiate between symptoms, diseases and treatments relevant to different body systems.

Activities:
Lecture, workshop activities, on-line formative quizzes, guided readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Demonstrate speaking skills in the language/vocabulary of medicine.

Activities:
Lecture, workshop activities, on-line formative quizzes, guided readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Demonstrate spelling skills in the language/vocabulary of medicine.

Activities:
Lecture, workshop activities, on-line formative quizzes, guided readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Analyse simple medical documentation, such as Discharge summaries, Operation Reports and Case Studies.

Activities:
Lecture, workshop activities, on-line formative quizzes, guided readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information Limited Resources Enrolments accepted until quota is reached

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment - design, analysis and presentation of case studies (equivalent 1,000-words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two x individual in class tests (equivalent 1,000-words total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07
One 2-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information Limited Resources Enrolments accepted until quota is reached

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment - design, analysis and presentation of case studies (equivalent 1,000-words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two x individual in class tests (equivalent 1,000-words total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07
One 2-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07

Sydney, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment - design, analysis and presentation of case studies (equivalent 1,000-words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two x individual in class tests (equivalent 1,000-words total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07
One 2-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07