Have you always wanted to start a career in healthcare?
Do you want to create apps and Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) programs?
Learning how to understand and speak medical terminology is a fundamental first step for entering the world of healthcare.
What you will learn in this course
How is this course different?
Who is the target audience?
Who is the instructor?
Thank you for taking my course! I briefly describe the course outline and how we will learn medical terminology together.
I speak about what you can expect and not expect with this class. We are talking about medical topics academically for our own education. I am not trying to help you diagnose diseases for you or a loved one, or acting as your medical provider. If you or someone you know have a question about an illness, please see your own physician or medical provider.
We will discuss how the prefix, suffix and root words work together to create an accurate description of a body part or disease.
I've posted a study sheet on common prefixes, suffixes and root words. Download the PDF, cut out the flash cards, and rearrange them to create terms. This will help you understand how these words are put together, and you might come up with some creative words on your own!
We will discuss direction in terms of the human body, as well as discussing the body cavities.
We will learn about the basic structure and anatomy of the skin.
We will briefly learn about some of the various diseases affecting the skin.
We will learn about a few different skin procedures.
We will discuss the basic function and anatomy of the nervous system.
We will briefly discuss a selection of diseases that can affect the brain and nervous system.
We will discuss some of the procedures and operations that can be performed on the brain and nervous system.
We will learn the basic anatomy of the eyes, ears, nose and throat.
We will learn about some of the diseases that can affect the eyes, ears, nose and throat.
We will learn about some of the procedures that can be performed.
We will discuss the anatomy of the lungs and upper respiratory system.
Discuss common diseases that can affect the upper and lower respiratory system.
Second part of discussing common diseases affecting the lungs.
Discuss several procedures that can be performed on the lungs and respiratory system.
We will discuss the anatomy and function of the heart.
Discuss how an EKG works and various heart rhythms.
Discuss how heart valves can fail and how they are treated.
Discuss coronary artery disease and some of its treatments.
Learn about the general anatomy of the GI system.
Discuss some of the various upper GI diseases and procedures.
Discuss some of the diseases and procedures for the liver and pancreas.
Discuss some of the diseases involving the large and small intestine.
Discuss some of the operations and procedures involving the small and large intestine.
Learn about the basic anatomy of the urinary system.
Learn about some of the diseases that can affect the urinary system.
Learn about some of the procedures associated with the urinary system.
I am a Family Nurse Practitioner credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with a Masters of Nursing Science (MSN) from Florida State University. Having a medical career that spans 20 years, I have experience in many areas of medicine including Family Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care and most recently Cardiology. I have worked in many prestigious institutions, such as The Methodist Hospital in Houston TX and Carolinas Medical Center. I currently work for the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in CHarlotte, NC