This course is intended to familiarize students with medical terminology and equip them to be proficient in interpreting and effectively using that terminology. Topics covered include an overview of medical terms specific to Medical Imaging, as well as the root words, prefixes, suffixes and acronyms for many other common medical terms.
This course is for all applicants provisionally accepted or waitlisted into the September 2018 intake for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Students will be registered into the course as per provisional accept and waitlist provided to Admissions by the DMS department. This course is intended to prepare the student for entry into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and introduces basic medical terminology required for the program.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Recognize the different parts of a medical term by demonstrating correct usage of all the components (root words, prefixes, suffixes, acronyms).
Identify and decipher medical abbreviations.
Define medical terms specific to Medical Imaging.
Analyze unfamiliar terms using the knowledge of word roots, suffixes and prefixes gained in the course.
Utilize comprehension and listening skills to demonstrate correct interpretation of medical terminology.
Correctly spell and pronounce medical terminology.
Effective as of Winter 2013
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