This course presents and builds upon the basic concepts of building a medical word from its components parts. Through word analysis and exercises the student learns the anatomic and clinical terms pertaining to each body system. Study of the basic structure of medical words, including prefixes and suffixes, word roots, combining forms, singulars and plurals. Students will be able to recognize, spell, pronounce, and define medical words by combining prefixes, suffixes, and roots. 45 clock hours. 45 contact hours.