Studies origins, construction and application of medical language used in health professions. The course offers a word building system approach, a vocabulary of medical terms, abbreviations, symbols related to the body systems and interpretation of case studies and medical histories in order to develop effective communicative skills within diverse medical specialties. The course is designed to increase students' familiarity of medical language terms through a review of body systems and broad-based clinical applications. Prerequisites: Biology.173 and major in either Health Sciences or Medical Imaging. This course earns one GEP toward Goal 1 Communication and two GEPs toward Goal 8 Second Language in general education.