MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

HIM1MTA

2021

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Barker

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Mastering Medical Terminology, Australia and New Zealand

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWalker, S. Wood, M. Nicol, J.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherELSEVIER

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Mastering Medical Terminology Mobile Device Application

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWalker,S. Wood, M. Nicol, J.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherELSEVIER

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Mastering of Medical Terminology workbook

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWalker, S. Wood, M. Nicol, J.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherELSEVIER

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Medical dictionary

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

Authorstudent's choice

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMosby

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Apply knowledge of medical word part definitions and their combinations, to correctly define, build and use medical terms in context.
03. Understand the basic structure and function of parts of the body and associated disease conditions, symptoms, surgical terminology, investigations, treatments and therapies.
04. Differentiate between symptoms, diseases and treatments relevant to different body systems.
05. Demonstrate speaking skills in the language/vocabulary of medicine.
06. Demonstrate spelling skills in the language/vocabulary of medicine.
07. Analyse simple medical documentation, such as Discharge summaries, Operation Reports and Case Studies.

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Barker

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment - design, analysis and presentation of case studies (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Two x individual in class tests (1,000-words equivalent, total)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6, SILO7

One 2-hour examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6, SILO7

Sydney, 2021, Study period 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Barker

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment - design, analysis and presentation of case studies (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Two x individual in class tests (1,000-words equivalent, total)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6, SILO7

One 2-hour examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6, SILO7