The Health IT Workforce Curriculum was developed for U.S. community colleges to enhance workforce training programmes in health information technology. The curriculum consist of 20 courses of 3 credits each. Each course includes instructor manuals, learning objectives, syllabi, video lectures with accompanying transcripts and slides, exercises, and assessments. The materials were authored by Columbia University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Oregon Health & Science University, and University of Alabama at Birmingham. The project was funded by the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. All of the course materials are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Component 3 - Terminology in Health Care and Public Health Settings Component Overview: This component explains specific terminology used by workers in health care and public health. This is NOT a course in data representation or standards. Unit Title Understanding Medical Words Unit Overview: This unit describes the meanings of medical words. Unit Objectives: By the end of this unit the student will be able to: 1. Discuss the four parts of medical terms. 2. Recognize word roots and combining forms. 3. Identify the most common prefixes and suffixes. 4. Describe the anatomical positions. 5. Define the body planes. 6. Identify regions of the body. 7. Define directional and positional terms. 8. Build, divide, spell and pronounce common medical words.