BIO203

Medical Terminology

Applied Medical Terminology

Course Description

This course provides students with an understanding of the unique language needed to communicate effectively as a healthcare professional.  The basic structure of medical terms and the rules for word building and word deconstruction will be discussed in the context of how the body works in health and disease.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: General Biology II (BIO116 and BIO116L) or equivalent

This course is the first in a two part series covering a general study of life processes, emphasizing basic concepts of biology suitable as a general education elective for non-science majors.

Course Offerings

  • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) Only (BIO203): 3 credits

Course Structure

Lectures

Classes begin with intensive lectures (up to five hours) led by experienced instructors. Through a mix of presentations and small-group discussions, students learn to tie key foundational concepts to clinical practice and other real-world applications. Interactive Online classes provide group-based virtual learning through Zoom. Classes happen in real-time (i.e. in a synchronous format) with required attendance during a set schedule. Self-paced online classes allow students to study on their own schedule (i.e. in an asynchronous format), as long as students meet certain assignment due dates and communicate regularly with their instructor. Students will meet individually or in small groups with instructors as needed via Zoom.

Student Support

Tutoring in any subject is available to fit student schedules. SCU students can also take advantage of exclusive health sciences workshops and symposiums offered by the University.

This course is typically needed for:

  • Nursing Programs
  • Physical Therapy Programs
  • Pharmacy Programs
  • Occupational Therapy Programs
  • Medical Schools
  • Veterinary Programs
  • Dentistry Programs
  • Chiropractic Programs
  • Optometry Programs

Available Formats

All classes at SCU are recorded the same way on transcripts, there is no indication of format.

On-Campus Lecture
  • Online
    • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous)
    • Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)
    • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous) & Lab
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & Lab
  • On-Campus (Currently Unavailable)
    • On-Campus Lecture
    • On-Campus Lab
    • On-Campus Lecture & Lab
  • Online & On-Campus (Currently Unavailable)
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & On-Campus Lab

Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous)

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lecture Credits

3 Credits

Tuition

$1500.00

  • Nov 15, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
    29 days left to register
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Raymond Diaz

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Jan 10, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Feb 14, 2022 - Mar 20, 2022
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

On-Campus Lecture

This is currently unavailable.

On-Campus Lab

This is currently unavailable.

On-Campus Lecture & Lab

This is currently unavailable.

Online Lecture & On-Campus Lab

This is currently unavailable.

Transferable Single Course Credits

Our regionally accredited courses are designed to meet the standard requirements for most healthcare graduate programs. Before enrolling, check to confirm with your institution that your course will transfer.

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