Medical symbols on a linear chart
Language of Medicine
Instructor Kristen Waterstram-Rich
Course Number MEDS-201-01
Jan 16, 2018
15 weeks
14 Seats

Language is a systematic means or method of communicating ideas events or feelings. It is a combination of words or symbols used to encode and decode information. Medicine has a language to communicate information regarding the human body its functions diseases tests and procedures. This course explores the language of medicine the rules of "language," language mechanics that apply how to create words define terms and identify abbreviations. In addition to learning the fundamentals the student will gain experience in writing using the language of medicine as well as interpreting that language into everyday English.

  • Price $936 per credit hour (2017-18 AY)
  • Credits

    3 credit hours

    This 15 week course requires students to spend approximately 9 hours a week on course work.

  • Enrollment Restrictions

    This course section is open to RIT Online students.

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