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CARD 1103

Medical Terminology

School School of Health Sciences
Program CARD 1103
Course Credits 1.5
Minimum Passing Grade 60%
Start Date September 07, 2021
End Date November 26, 2021
Total Hours 18
Total Weeks 12
Hours/Weeks 1.5
Delivery Type Other
CRN 32143

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Instructor Details

Name Cindy Mazerolle
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location Virtual
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

​Designed to familiarize the cardiology technology student with Greek and Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes commonly used in that discipline. Supported by a text workbook, user guide, CD-ROM and online courseware which promote a highly visual approach to demonstrating the terms. Also provides a built-in audio pronunciation guide.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Comprehend, pronounce and spell most common medical terms.
  • Accurately interpret cardiology patient related medical records.

Learning Resources

Medical Terminology Online: A Short Course (Access Code/Text Pkg) Chabner ISBN 978-1-4557-7267-4 Copyright 2015 Edition 7 Binding Packaged & Collated

**Important:Students will need to purchase the Chabner Textbook AND Access Code to access the ElsevierEvolve online study materials. The Access Code is available in a combined package with the course textbook.

Do not discard the sealed card provided with the textbook as the access code is printed on the inside/outside of the text.**

The online access code is needed for you to access the interactive materials, exercises and practice exams on the Evolve course site. The Evolve course site will be your main online interactive study resource and contains learning modules that support the textbook/workbook chapters. Should a student not have access due to conflict of interest please contact your instructor.

Computer internet access:

Students will log-in to the BCIT Desire to Learn CARD 1103 course site to access course news, study guides and log-in information for the Elsevier Evolve online interactive study materials

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Midterm 130see News Section for changes to proctoring
Midterm 230see News Section for changes to proctoring
Final exam40Proctored through Learning Hub system
Total100Minimum passing grade 60%
All midterm and final exams are online

Course Schedule and Assignments

See Learning Hub posted course schedule

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

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Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at

Guidelines for School of Health Sciences

No school specific policies, please refer to main BCIT Policy.


I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Jennifer Perry, Instructor on behalf of Cindy Mazerolle, Faculty
June 28, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Cindy Mazerolle, Faculty
June 28, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Treena Cardiff, Acting Associate Director
July 04, 2021

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.