(Course Plan)
‫ دانشجویان‬: ‫گروه فراگير‬
‫ زبان تخصصی‬: ‫عنوان درس‬
3 ‫کارشناسی پرستاری ترم‬
: ‫مدرس‬
‫نظری‬
)
93-94 ‫ اول‬: ‫نيمسال‬
‫دکترخسروان‬
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‫واحد‬
:
‫واحد‬
‫تعداد‬
‫ زبان عمومی‬: ‫پيشنياز‬
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Aims:
By reviewing the course of medical terminology, nursing students will become aware of
common medical terms and abbreviations to use English nursing books, journals and the other
medical texts by suitable speed to reading and comprehension to promote the level of the body
knowledge of nursing profession.
Objectives:
On completion of this course the student will be able to:
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Describe, defining and pronouncing the basics of building common nursing and medical
terms (root words, prefixes and suffixes).
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Utilize word roots, combining forms, prefixes, suffixes, to analyze unfamiliar nursing and
medical terms and phrases.
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Achieve the necessary skills to read, comprehension and translation appropriate nursing
and medical reference materials with an acceptable speed.
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Achieve the necessary skills to read and summarize appropriate nursing and medical
reference materials.
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Achieve the necessary skills to write a review article by reading nursing and medical
articles about a topic.
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Achieve the necessary skills to oral presentation about nursing and medical subjects.
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Describe and defining the common medical abbreviations.
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Identify the components of the major body systems and describe their functions.
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Define, pronounce, and spell diseases and disorders, procedural, surgical and
complementary terms associated with the major body systems )the urinary, digestive,
hematology, respiratory, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine ,
reproductive ,and…)
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Time
First week
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Second week
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Third week
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Forth week
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Title
Unit Objective
Activity/ assessment
-Initial
evaluation
-Introduction of
Medical
Terminology
Discuss the objectives for the course, including
facilities, student and teacher expectation,
policies.
Describe the Basic Principles of Medical Word
Building.
Class discussion and
initial review of a medical
terminology book
Introduce Root
words,
Suffixes,
Prefixes,
Abbreviations
Review the pronunciation, spelling, and definition
of Root words, Suffixes and prefixes, to analyze
unfamiliar basic Medical terms and phrases.
Urinary
System(US)
Hematology
system(HS)
Unit Objective: Analyze, define, spell, and
Pronounce medical terms relating to the US.
Unit Competencies:
A. List the major components of the US.
B. List and identify basic word elements
related to anatomy and physiology of the
US.
C. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
medical terms relating to the US.
D. Discuss the use of medical terms in
relation to the US.
E. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
words
related to clinical procedures associated with
the US.
F. Review the common abbreviations related
to the US.
Unit Objective: Analyze, define, spell, and
pronounce medical terms relating to the
Hematology system.
Unit Competencies:
A. List the major components of the
Hematology system.
B. List and identify basic word elements
related to anatomy and physiology of the HS
C. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
medical terms relating to the HS.
D. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
words related to clinical procedures
associated with the HS
E. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
words related to clinical procedures
associated with the HS.
2
Read text.
Written exercises
pertaining to Word
origins, root words,
prefix, and suffix.
Quiz 1 (table 1,2 3of
prefixes)
 Read and
translation text.
 Class discussion
 Present a mini
lecture.
 Written exercises
pertaining to word
origins, root
words, prefix, and
suffix.
 Quiz 2
(table4,5,6,7 of
prefixes)
 Read text.
 Class discussion
translation
 Present a mini
lecture.
 Written exercises
pertaining to word
origins, root
words, prefix, and
suffix.
F. Review the common Abbreviations related
to the HS.
Fifth week
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Sixth week
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Seventh week
Dr
Khosravan
Digestive
System(DS)
Respiratory
System(RS)
Nervous
System
(NS)
Unit Objective: Analyze, define, spell, and
pronounce medical terms relating to the
digestive System.
Unit Competencies:
A. List the major components of the DS.
B. List and identify basic word elements
related to anatomy and physiology of the DS.
C. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
medical terms relating to the DS.
D. Discuss the use of medical terms in
relation to the DS.
E. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
medical terms relating to the DS.
F. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
words related to clinical procedures
associated with the DS.
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Unit Objective: Analyze, define, spell, and
pronounce medical terms relating to the RS.
Unit Competencies:
A. List the major components of the RS
B. List and identify basic word elements
related to anatomy and physiology of the RS.
C. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
medical Terms relating to the RS.
D. Discuss the use of medical terms in
relation to the RS.
E. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
medical terms relating the respiratory system.
F. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
words related to clinical procedures
associated with the RS.
G. Review the common abbreviations related
to the RS.
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Unit Objective: Analyze, define, spell, and
pronounce medical terms relating to the NS
Unit Competencies:
A. List the major components of the NS.
B. List and identify basic word elements
related to anatomy and physiology of the NS.
C. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
medical terms relating to the nervous system.
D. Discuss the use of medical terms in
relation to the NS.
E. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
medical terms relating to the NS.
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Quiz 3
(table1,2,3, of
suffixes)
Read text.
Class discussion
translation
Present a mini
lecture.
Written exercises
pertaining to word
origins, root
words, prefix, and
suffix.
Quiz 4 (4,5,6,.. of
suffixes)
Read text.
Class discussion
translation
Present a mini
lecture.
Written exercises
pertaining to word
origins, root
words, prefix, and
suffix.
Read text.
Class discussion
translation
Present a mini
lecture.
Written exercises
pertaining to word
origins, root
words, prefix, and
suffix.
Eight week
Dr Khosravan
Ninth week
Muscular
System
(MS)
Unit Objective: Analyze, define, spell, and
pronounce medical terms relating to the
Musculoskeletal system.
Unit Competencies:
A. List the major components of the
MS.
B. List and identify basic word elements
related to anatomy and physiology of the
MS.
C. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
medical terms relating to the MS
D. Discuss the use of medical terms in
relation to the MS.
E. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
medical terms relating to the MS.
F. Analyze, define, spell, and pronounce
words related to clinical procedures
associated with The MS.
G. Review the common abbreviations related
to the MS
Midterm exam
Assessment of student Competency.
Skills how to
Write
summaries
nursing texts
and articles
Unit Objective: reinforce summary and
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Tenth week
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Eleventh week
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Study of an
nursing article
or text
writing skills in English.
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Read text.
Class discussion
translation
Present a mini
lecture.
Written exercises
pertaining to word
origins, root
words, prefix, and
suffix.
review all of prefix and
suffixes and
abbreviations
Using at least 3 articles
about a topic write an
article describing on the
topic.
Unit Competencies:
 Reading and translation a review
article
 Chose a proper title for the paper.
 Writing an introduction paragraph.
 Writing a well organized text that
addressed the topic and has few
errors in grammar and vocabulary
 Writing a conclusion section.
Analyze, define, spell, and
pronounce medical terms of
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4
Read text.
Class discussion
translation
Present a mini
lecture.
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Written exercises
pertaining to word
origins, root
words, prefix, and
suffix.
Twelfth
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Thirteenth
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Fourteen
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Fifteenth
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Sixteenth
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Seventeenth
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Eighteenth
Final exam
References:
1. Birmingham,J.J.(1990).Medical terminology. A Self Learning Text
2. Cohn BJ ,Medical Terminology ,fourth ed Lippincott Williams &Wilkins,2004,USA
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Evaluation: Your course mark will be calculated as follows:
To be present in the class and participate in class discussion 10%
Quizzes
20%
Midterm
5%
Writing a review
10%
Final exam
60%
Oral presentation
5%
Total
100%
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