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Medical Terminology for Medical Coders


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Course Description

This medical terminology course for medical coders covers the medical terminology used by professional medical coders in today's healthcare industry. We'll start with the very basics of medical terminology, reviewing word roots, prefixes, and suffixes that make up medical words. We'll then move on to each body system where we'll work on recognizing and defining their related medical terms. This comprehensive review of medical terminology will not only benefit those new to medical terms used in medical coding, but also act as a refresher for those already experienced in medical coding. So join us today!
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Lesson 1- Medical Basics
  • Lesson 2- Basic Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
  • Lesson 3- Human Body Orientation
  • Lesson 4- The Human Body in Health and Disease
  • Lesson 5- Body System Basics
  • Lesson 6- Examination and Instrumentatio, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 

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Lesson 1: Medical Basics

This lesson will identify basic body systems, medical terms, and vital signs; distinguish between symptoms and disease; determine the specialty of care by identifying the meaning of the word root and much more. 101 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Medical Terminology for Medical Coders
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Quiz: Medical Basics

Lesson 2: Basic Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes

This lesson will define word roots, prefixes, and suffixes; provide an understanding of how to analyze and construct medical terms from their component part and much more. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: Online Medical Dictionary
  • Take Poll: Health Careers
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Quiz: Basic Word Roots

Lesson 3: Human Body Orientation

This lesson will define anatomy and physiology, recognize anatomic position, familiarize students with planes of the body, equip students with the ability to locate parts of the body based on the descriptive orientation terms, and much more. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: Human Atlas
  • Complete Assignment: On-line Research
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam: Human Body Orientation

Lesson 4: The Human Body in Health and Disease

This lesson will recognize terms related to the pathology of cells, tissues, and glands; types of disease, and modes of disease transmission; recognize different medical specialties and specialists; and much more. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Quiz: The Human Body in Health and Disease

Lesson 5: The Cardiovascular System

The Cardiovascular System. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete Assignment: On-line Research
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Quiz: The Cardiovascular System

Lesson 6: Cardiovascular System Continued

Lesson material will achieve these objectives:
Describe the heart in terms of chambers, valves, heartbeat, and blood supply.
Identify and describe the three different types of blood vessels.
Identify the major components of the blood.
120 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Structure and Functions of the Cardiovascular System; Heart Surgery, Interventions, and Diagnostic Tests; Blood Vessels
  • Complete Assignment: Heart Procedures
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Quiz: Cardiovascular System Continued

Lesson 7: The Digestive System

Introduction to the Digestive System. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: Digestive System: MedlinePlus
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Quiz: The Digestive System

Lesson 8: Digestive System Continued

Lesson material will achieve these objectives:
Identify and describe the major organs and structures of the digestive tract.
Define digestive related word parts.
Build and analyze medical terms with word parts presented.
137 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Digestive System: MedlinePlus
  • Complete Assignment: Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: Digestive System Continued

Lesson 9: The Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Symptom Checker
  • Complete Assignment: Plural Formation
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Quiz: The Lymphatic System

Lesson 10: The Musculoskeletal System

The Musculoskeletal System. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Quiz: The Musculoskeletal System

Lesson 11: Musculoskeletal System Continued

Lesson material will achieve these objectives:
Identify and describe the major structures and functions of the muscular and skeletal systems.
Describe the different joint types.
Recognize and define terms related to muscle movements and ident
120 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Joints; Muscles In Action; Normal Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Complete Assignment: Fracture Types
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Quiz: Musculoskeletal System Continued

Lesson 12: The Nervous System

Introduction to the Nervous System. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Quiz: Nervous System

Lesson 13: The Nervous System Continued

Lesson material will achieve these objectives:
Describe the major structure and functions of the nervous system.
Identify the major divisions of the nervous system.
Recognize and define common pathologies and diagnostic and treatment procedure
60 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Glossary of Terms; The Central Nervous System; Nervous System Procedures
  • Complete Assignment: Deciphering a Procedure Report
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Quiz: The Nervous System Continued

Lesson 14: The Respiratory System

Introduction to the Respiratory System. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Quiz: The Respiratory System

Lesson 15: Respiratory System Continued

Lesson material will achieve these objectives:
Identify the organs and other structures of the respiratory system.
Build and analyze medical terms with word parts.
Define and spell the disease and disorder, diagnostic, surgical, and complemen
127 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Test Your Knowledge; The Respiratory System
  • Complete Assignment: Respiratory Procedures
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Quiz: Respiratory System

Lesson 16: The Skin and Sense Organs

Introduction to the skin and sensory organs. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 16 Quiz: Skin and Sense Organs

Lesson 17: The Integumentary System

Lesson material will achieve these objectives:
Identify organs and structures of the integumentary system.
Identify and define associated word parts.
Build and analyze medical terms with word parts from Quick Medical Terminology 1.
54 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Skin Surgery
  • Complete: Lesson 17 Quiz: Integumentary System

Lesson 18: Male and Female Reproductive Systems

In-depth look of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems. 390 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Decipher Radiologist Report
  • Complete Assignment: Maternity Care and Delivery
  • Complete: Lesson 18 Exam: Midterm Review

Lesson 19: Endocrine System, Urinary System

Let's study the Endocrine System and Urinary System. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Review Article: MedlinePlus: Endocrine System
  • Complete: Lesson 19 Quiz: Endocrine and Urinary Systems

Lesson 20: The Genitourinary Systems

Lesson material will achieve these objectives:
Describe the major functions of the urinary and reproductive systems.
Name and describe the structures of the urinary and reproductive systems.
Recognize and define terms related to the pathology,
115 Total Points
  • Lesson 20 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Genitourinary System Flashcards; Urogenital System
  • Complete Assignment: Urinary System procedures
  • Complete: Lesson 20 Quiz: The Genitourinary Systems

Lesson 21: Examination and Instrumentation

This lesson will describe the techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation; and identify and understand various instruments utilized in a physical examination as they relate to specific body parts. 80 Total Points
  • Lesson 21 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 21 Quiz: Examination and Instrumentation

Lesson 22: Final Exam

Final Exam 118 Total Points
  • Take Poll: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: The Final Exam Part 1
  • Complete: The Final Exam Part 2
1852
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Medical Terminology for Medical Coders
Course Number: 7550370
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: College Level
CEU Value: 1.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Diana Wilson, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Course Fee: $90.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $115.00

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