Health Care Vocabulary –


(3 credits)

This course provides students with a foundational set of basic health care vocabulary that relates to a variety of health care work settings. Students will review terms and concepts related to the structure and professions within the health care delivery systems. In addition, students will also explore terminology related to body systems and common diseases and treatments associated with these systems.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Health Care Overview

  • Identify components of the health care system.
  • Describe the impact of technology on health care.

Delivery Systems

  • Describe health services and their functions.
  • Identify the roles of health care delivery systems.


  • Identify the career spectrum within the health care industry.
  • Differentiate between roles of health care professionals.
  • Identify various health care employers and industries in your local communities.

Body Systems

  • Identify body systems and functions.
  • Identify prominent health issues in the United States.

Consumer Resources

  • Identify valid resources available for consumers.
  • Differentiate between community, state, and federal resources.

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