This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.
This course is designed to provide an overview of basic anatomy and physiology to students preparing for the medical coding AAPC certification class. The course begins with an explanation of the nature of matter and principles of chemistry, cell anatomy and physiology and principles of genetics. The anatomy and physiology of the 11 organ systems and their structure and functions are introduced. Lessons include information about specific disorders and conditions and recent advances in medicine.