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HLT 141 Introduction to Medical Terminology


This introductory course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the language of medicine. What you learn in this course will benefit you by preparing you for the language spoken in the medical field.




If you complete this course and do well, you will be able to:

  • A. analyze medical terms by their word elements, e.g., prefixes, suffixes, roots
    B. translate medical abbreviations
    C. use a medical dictionary correctly
    D. correctly spell and pronounce medical terms
    E. read and interpret clinical information from patient care settings




Possible Assignments Include:  (Subject to change each semester.  The actual assignments are available in the Syllabus in the Blackboard course site on the first day of classes.)

Assignment Percentage
Quizzes 25%
3 Exams 75%

Your final grade may be based on the following scale. Please note that you must also pass at least several  exams in order to pass the course, regardless of your scores on the other assignments

Grade Percentage
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 0-61



There are 3 online exams in this course.


ELI Policies and Procedures


Contacting the Instructor


I am here to help you succeed in this course. Occasionally questions or problems may arise. Please contact me via the email/telephone information contained in the course Faculty Information section.


Beginning the Course