Swamped with your writing assignments? Take the weight off your shoulder!
As a health care professional, you’ll need to understand a lot of clinical terms—even if you’re not
directly involved in patient care. Whether you work in medical billing and coding, as a member of an
team working on healthcare information systems, or provide customer service for insurance-related
inquires, it’s important that everyone speaks the same language.
For this discussion, begin by completing the following tasks:
Select one of the major body systems introduced this week.
Research the body system you selected using the Week 2 reading materials, University Library, or any other credible sources on the Internet.
Post a substantive response that addresses each of the following components (minimum 175 words):
Discuss the body system you selected using medical terminology you learned during your research.
Highlight and detail an illness or disease that impacts this system. For example, the respiratory
system can be affected by cigarette smoking, which may result in chronic obstructive pulmonary
Explain how deepening your understanding of body systems and the conditions that affect them will benefit you in your chosen career path in health care.