Medical Terminology for the Surgical Technologist

This course will present the student with a study of medical terminology mostly relating to the field of surgery.  Prefixes, suffixes, root words, combining forms, special endings, pleural forms abbreviations, and symbols will be included in the content.  A programmed learning, word building system will be used to learn word parts that are used to construct and/or analyze new terms.  This will provide the student with the opportunity to decipher unfamiliar terms and check their spelling.  Emphasis will be on pronunciation.  Abbreviations will be introduced as related terms are presented. (This course is taken prior to the beginning of the first semester.)