NCMA 101 : Body Structure & Function I

Explores medical terminology in its proper context. Includes form and function of the human body in health and disease and basic word structure. Reviews select body system including: their components, basic structure and function to be able to apply medical terminology skills in the clinical setting.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Course Outcomes

  • Define basic combining word forms, suffixes, prefixes and demonstrate how to build medical words.
  • Define terms that apply to the structural organization of the human body.
  • Locate and identify terms that describe positions, directions and planes of the body.
  • Correctly describe locations, structure and functions of each organ of the following systems:
    • integumentary, digestive, urinary, female reproductive and male reproductive.

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