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The Saint Francis Academy Medical Terminology Program

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Program Reviewed

Medical Terminology

Credits Available

  • Medical Terminology (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Topics in Medical Terminology: A System Approach to Human Anatomy (1 credit, lower division level)

Dates Valid

September 2001 through January 2010

Source of Records

The Saint Francis Academy; Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center; 114 Woodland Street; Hartford, CT 06105

About the Training Sponsor

Since its founding in 1897, the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Care Center has provided educational opportunities for health care professionals. Through its Saint Francis Academy, it makes available new opportunities to its employees to continually enhance their skills and knowledge. By offering employees the opportunity to grow and develop, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is positioning itself to meet the health care challenges of the 21st century.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Descriptions

Medical Terminology (3 credits, lower division level)
To teach a word-building system used to construct and analyze new medical terms along with increasing the student's medical vocabulary. Medical Terminology is a 13-week self-study course that is a basic introduction to medical terminology. The majority of the learning takes place outside the classroom setting. The text, a word building-system, helps the student to learn word parts that are used to construct and analyze new medical terms. This provides the opportunity to decipher unfamiliar terms and check their spelling. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, and usage. Audiotapes are used to aid the student in pronunciation of medical words.

Topics in Medical Terminology: A System Approach to Human Anatomy (1 credit, lower division level)
This course introduces students to terminology and functions of the major structures located within the organ systems of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the structure and function of the various organ systems in maintaining normal functioning of the human body. Course format is lecture/discussion with required pre-course reading and assignments.