HWM 320 Health and Medical Terminology

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the basic terminology used in health and medical settings. Although most wellness settings are not inclusive of a medical center or clinical setting, often the clients are participating in a program because of a visit to a medical setting. Since healthcare uses a unique blend of prefixes, suffixes, and terms related to both preventative and clinical care, it is important that the wellness professional has the knowledge and abilities to decipher this information. Emphasis will be placed on the systems that a wellness professional will most likely be exposed to including cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular skeletal, and nervous systems.

Prerequisite: none

HWM 320 course syllabus

Credits: 3

Degree Level: Bachelor's