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To work in the veterinary field, you need to understand the medical language unique to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of animals. This online course will teach you the definition and uses of veterinary medical terminology.
You will master veterinary medical terminology through a simplified learning process that
builds on commonly used word parts. Each course lesson is designed to build on this
foundation, with the material and illustrations focusing on the new word parts and
definitions needed for success in the veterinary field.
There are 12 lessons in this course. Two each week for six weeks.
READY, SET, GO
This lesson provides the basics of how medical terms are formed, analysed, and defined.
WHERE, WHY, AND WHAT?
Lesson 2 provides terms used in everyday dialogue regarding animal body systems, positioning of animals, and relationships between body parts.
In this lesson, you'll learn medical terminology related to the skeletal and muscular systems. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for both systems are described.
HEAD TO TOE AND WHAT'S IN A NAME?
This lesson consists of common terms for landmarks on an animal's body, as well as terms used in the animal industry to describe males and females of selected species, terms for their young, and for groups of their species.
In this lesson, you'll learn about the anatomy of the digestive system. Clinical terms related to this system, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the digestive system are described.
URINARY AND CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS
Lesson 6 explores the anatomy, clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures of the urinary and cardiovascular systems. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the urinary and cardiovascular systems are included.
The structures of the respiratory system and the breathing process are described in this lesson. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the respiratory system are included.
INTEGUMENTARY AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS
Veterinary medical terms related to the integumentary and endocrine systems are explored in this lesson. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the integumentary and endocrine systems are included.
It's time to learn all about reproduction. The male and female reproductive systems, mating, pregnancy, and birth, as well as diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures of the reproductive system, are the topics of this lesson.
NERVOUS SYSTEM AND SEEING AND HEARING
Lesson 10 covers the nervous system and the functions and structures of the eyes and ears. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the nervous system and eyes and ears are included.
HEMATOLOGIC, LYMPHATIC, IMMUNOLOGIC, AND ONCOLOGICAL TERMINOLOGY
Three systems are described in this lesson: the hematologic, lymphatic, and immune systems. The specialty of oncology is also described in this lesson. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the hematologic, lymphatic, and systems, as well as oncology terms, are included.
PHYSICAL EXAMS, DRUGS, AND DISSECTION
Finally, Lesson 12 relates to tests, procedures, and treatments used in the care of animals in the veterinary medical field.
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