Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Human Biology, Physiology, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The main aim of this unit is to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the language of medical terminology and an understanding of anatomy and physiology that can be competently applied in a health care setting.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Interpret the structure of medical terms abbreviations and symbols and demonstrate competency in the pronunciation and spelling of medical terms
    2. Critically analyse medical reports and interpret the medical concepts and terminology in non-technical language
    3. Use medical terminology to describe the functions and structures of the different body systems.
    This unit consists of the following major areas of study:
    • Structure of medical terms, abbreviations and symbols
    • Specific Body Systems including the medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and common diseases relevant to each system.
    The body systems to be studied are:
    • integumentary system
    • musculoskeletal system
    • circulatory system
    • lymphatic and immune systems
    • respiratory system
    • digestive system
    • reproductive systems (male and female)
    • urinary system
    • endocrine system
    • nervous system and special senses
    • Special topics: pharmacology, oncology, psychiatry

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