This course emphasizes definition and use of medical terms. It is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the medical vocabulary necessary for subsequent coursework in health-related fields. This course covers the use of word parts, medical terms, word building skills, spelling, abbreviations, and medical records.
This course can be applied toward:
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Exploring Medical Language: A Student-Directed Approach, 10th Ed.
Brooks, Mryna LaFleur & Brooks, Danielle LaFleur
Recommended Reference Text:
Latest edition of Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company. Note: Taber’s is a very important reference text for those entering into a health-related field.
Dr. David Greene's primary teaching responsibilities involve the areas of biomechanics and kinesiology. He graduated from Louisiana State University in New Orleans Medical Center with a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy and later, a Master of Science in anatomy. He received his Ph.D. from Colorado State in the School of Education. He has approximately 14 years of clinical experience in the field of occupational therapy; most of that time was spent in the area of rehabilitation following physical trauma or disease. David's current research interests are the areas of gerontology and service learning.