Medical Language (v.02)
Medical terminology is language used to precisely describe the human body including its components, processes, conditions affecting it, and procedures performed upon it. It is the vocabulary that medical professionals use to describe the body, what it does, and the treatments they prescribe, both in written and verbal healthcare communication. Earners of this badge consistently demonstrated their proficiency in understanding and use of medical language.
Earn a 93% or above on all associated final projects/exams
Apply formative rules of medical language
Use combining forms, prefixes, suffixes whenever appropriate
Regularly use medical terms and basic pharmacology relating to the body as a whole
Consistently use correct medical terms and pharmacology for specific body systems including digestive, urinary, female reproductive, male reproductive, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, hematology, immunology, musculoskeletal, dermatology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, endocrine, oncology, medical imaging, psychology and psychiatry