Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Medical Dialogue II

 Title Abbreviation:   MEDICAL DIALOGUE II

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    161

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    510801

 EPC:    381

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Continuation of AHE 160 and the study of medical terminology word-building, pronunciation, and spelling. Includes discussions on how cultures may affect medical terms. (AHE 161 is equivalent to the last half of AHE 102).


Prerequisite: completion of AHE 160 with a minimum C grade or department chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze selected medical terms by dividing them into their component parts.
  2. Define and pronounce selected medical terms.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.6 Recognize how the value and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which data is analyzed.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. The analysis and pronunication of medical terms relating to the following human body systems.
    • Nervous system.
    • Cardiovascular.
    • Respiratory.
    • Blood system.
    • Lymphatic and immune systems.
    • Skeletal system.
    • Integumentary system.
    • Sense/Organs system.
    • Endocrine system.
    • Muscular system.