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OFFC 2001 - Anatomy and Terminology 2

Office Skills Training Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

‚ÄčIn this course, you will learn about the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and the associated medical terminology. Based on the foundation gained from Anatomy and Terminology 1, you will build and define more medical terms and use more medical abbreviations. You will gain knowledge of the blood, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, skin, sensory, and endocrine systems. There will also be an emphasis on pathology, diagnostic testing, and clinical procedures. Successful completion of this course will prepare you for 1048 Medical Transcription Skills.


OFFC 1001





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 86263

Tue Jan 07 - Tue Mar 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 24 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 312



Course Outline




  1. *Permission required to register for this course IF the prerequisite has not been completed. Contact the Program Assistant WITH YOUR STUDENT 604-451-7198 *Textbook is required for first class. *Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. *If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the waitlist.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define a medical word by breaking it down into its component parts (prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes).
  • Properly pronounce words using the pronunciation guidelines memorized from Terminology 1.
  • Build medical terms by properly utilizing medical prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes.
  • Define terms that apply to the structural organization of the body.
  • Name the organs and associated structures of the blood, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, skin, sensory, and endocrine systems.
  • Describe the pathology related to the blood, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, skin, sensory, and endocrine systems.
  • State the meanings of abbreviations that relate to body systems and diagnostic methods.
  • Describe the use of pharmacology as a specialty in medicine.
  • Differentiate between controlled and regular prescriptions.
  • Describe drug administration routes, action terms used, and how drug administration routes affect the body.
  • Describe the classification systems for naming malignant tumors.
  • Define the medical terms used to describe the appearance, growth, and spread of malignant tumors.
  • Describe the different treatment methods used in oncology.
  • Differentiate between psychology and psychiatry.
  • Compare tests used to evaluate mental health illnesses.
  • Define the medical terms used to describe the issues regarding mental health illnesses.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

OFFC 2001 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Medical Office Assistant
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

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