SST838 - Medical Terminology II

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Last revision date Jan 8, 2021 11:51:56 AM
Last review date Jan 8, 2021 11:51:56 AM

Subject Title
Medical Terminology II

Subject Description
This course has been designed for medical office professionals to concentrate on the pronunciation and verbalization of medical terminology that was learned in the first level of Medical Terminology. Students will listen to audio files to learn the pronunciation of medical terms involving all body systems. Assessment of the student's ability to pronounce medical terms will be done through audio files recorded by the student and submitted for evaluation. Required speakers, microphone.

Credit Status
This subject combined with SST831, can be applied towards the Ontario Medical Secretaries Association (OMSA) Health Care Associates (HCA) certification program compulsory subject requirement "Medical Terminology and Anatomy".

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify medical terms and divide them into their various component parts including the roots, prefixes, suffixes and combining forms;

2. Demonstrate the proper pronunciation and spelling of the terms;

3. Relate medical terms to their respective body system as well as to the various structures and functions within the body;

4. Identify and correctly use medical terms and conditions including oncology, related to various body systems;

5. Use basic principles to construct and analyze medical terms, thereby enabling the student to remain up to date with development of new medical terminology.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

MDR100 - Medical Terminology

It is your responsibility to ensure that program requirements and subject prerequisites as outlined are met. Prerequisites are included for your academic protection. Subject content and your professor's teaching assumes that students are academically prepared and instruction will proceed accordingly. If you lack appropriate prerequisites (or advanced standing for the prerequisite subject) you may be asked to withdraw or transfer to a more appropriate subject, with the risk of academic/financial penalty. It is your responsibility to save documents, articles and notes that the instructor has provided on BlackBoard or in class. Students will not be able to access BlackBoard as of the last day of the student's class.

Topic Outline
The order of the topics is at the discretion of the professor. The content of one module does not have to be completed before another module is started, nor do the modules have to be taught in the order listed. By the end of the subject all the topics will have been covered.

  • Blood System Cardiovascular
  • Lymphatic & Immune Systems
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Skin
  • Sense Organs:  The eye and ear
  • Endocrine
  • Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
  • Cancer Medicine (oncology)
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry

Mode of Instruction
Online Delivery

Prescribed Texts
Medical Terminology for Health Professions,
By Ehrlich, Schroeder, Delmar, 8th edition, ISBN# 1305634357

Required Supplies
Audio recording program and computer microphone required to record assignments. Computer with: Windows 2000, or higher, or Mac OS X, and CD/DVD drive, sound card, speakers, microphone, media player software (i.e.: Windows Media Player).

Student Progression and Promotion Policy

Grading Policy

A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.( (

Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Written materials should be well organized, correctly formatted and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.
You must achieve a grade of 65% to pass this course.

Online Delivery grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Orientation Quiz 1%
Audio Intro 1%
Assignments (6) 60%
Final Assignment 38%


Approved by: Martin Tame