Academic Catalog 2020-2021

BIOL 213 Medical and Scientific Terminology

This course examines the Latin and Greek origins of words used in the scientific and medical community. In addition to learning the basic meaning of these words, their prefixes, suffixes and combining forms will also be studied. Emphasis will be given to terms applicable to the systems, structure, function and diseases of the human body, also terms applying to veterinary science as well as zoological, botanical, chemical, and geological terms. Attention will be given to pronunciation, spelling and common abbreviations used in scientific writings. Practice with medical and veterinary records will be included. An understanding of etymology will give students in any area of specialization a better comprehension of the fundamental meaning of many English words.




BIOL 112 and BIOL 112L and CHEM 113 and CHEM 113L or higher.