An Introduction to the Language of Medicine
If you have limited medical background, the language of medicine can be intimidating and bewildering. This module introduces you to some of the cornerstones of clinical vocabulary and medical terminology. It acquaints you with reference points clinicians use commonly to describe locations or pinpoint structures and processes within the human body. It also helps you understand how medical terms are derived and constructed, which can help you deduce the meaning of many unfamiliar terms.
Systems of the Body
This module provides a general orientation to the systems of the body and their associated organs. For instruction, they are grouped according to the following general areas of function: framework and movement, transportation and immunity, control and communication, digestion and waste elimination, and reproduction of the species. Bear in mind that, while we consider each system independently, the healthy functioning of one system often depends on the healthy functioning of other systems.
The Female Reproductive System
This module outlines the functions of the female reproductive system and provides an overview of its anatomical structures. It discusses the formation and development of the ovum (egg) and examines the events and hormone interactions that occur during a woman's menstrual cycle. It also looks at the role of hormones in correlation with distinct age-related stages in a woman's life.
The Male Reproductive System
This module describes the functions and structures of the male reproductive system. It acquaints you with the ductile system that carries sperm and explains the process of spermatogenesis. The module also identifies important hormones related to the male reproductive system and discusses their interactions.
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