Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Veterinary Medical Terminology

 Title Abbreviation:   VET MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

 Department:    VETA

 Course #:    103

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    510808

 EPC:    115

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Overview of veterinary-related medical terminology covering terms of anatomical topography, organ systems and disease, nursing records, pharmaceuticals, emergency and surgical procedures, and common patient descriptions.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define terms of anatomical topography.
  2. Understand and define nursing records/medical history/charting terminology.
  3. Understand and define pharmaceuticals/medications terminology.
  4. Solve problems using the metric system conversion and medical math review.
  5. Understand emergency and surgical terms and procedures.
  6. Understand and define medical procedures terminology.
  7. Understand and define patient description terms.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Terms of anatomical topography.
  2. Nursing records/medical history/charting terminology.
  3. Pharmaceuticals/medications terminology.
  4. Metric system conversion and medical math review.
  5. Emergency and surgical terms and procedures.
  6. Medical procedures terminology.
  7. Patient description terms.