Medical Terminology2019-04-01T18:27:42+00:00

Medical Terminology

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This course is designed for anyone currently employed, or considering a career, in healthcare or associated occupations. It is an excellent preparatory course for those entering CNA, CMA, EMT, LPN/RN, or Medical Transcription.

Students will learn the tools of work analysis to aid in their understanding of complex medical terms, and then learn to relate those terms to normal and abnormal structure and function of the human body. Specialized lectures will delve into the various body systems. In addition, students will learn the basics of drug classification and terminology related to the administration of drugs; diagnostic tests and procedures; and common abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols used in the various healthcare professions.

This class is a Prerequisite for our Billing and Coding Specialist class.

3 Credit Hour course. Cost includes textbook, program fee and tuition.

You Will Learn

  • Understand the purpose and concepts of long term care.

  • Recognize patients’ rights and the legal implications of working in health care.

  • Demonstrate/perform hands on skills for meeting patient needs.

  • Demonstrate and practice infection control and blood borne pathogen precautions.

  • Have knowledge of the certification requirements for the State of Kansas.

  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and understand medical terminology.

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

  • Possess knowledge of disease prevention and health promotion.

Careers

  • Hospitals

  • Physician offices

  • Long-term care

  • Nursing homes

  • Home health care

Faculty

Photo placeholderNaomi Tatro is Salina Tech’s Allied Health Coordinator.

She was born in Denver, Colorado but moved to a farm north of Abilene, KS when she was nine. That’s where she developed a passion for horses, and now she rides the steel kind.

She is a Registered Nurse, earning her Associate Degree in Nursing from Cloud County Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Oklahoma Wesleyan University. She plans to pursue a Masters Degree in Nursing. She also works as a forensics nurse.

Prior to joining Salina Tech’s faculty in 2013, her career had been focused on nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and she served as Director of Nursing for one facility.

Naomi.Tatro@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3105

Scholarships

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