• Medical Terminology


    Course Description: 

    (1) This course is designed to introduce students to the structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, and singular and plural forms, plus medical abbreviations and acronyms. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology.

    (2) To pursue a career in health science, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should understand that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others. A. Major Body Cavities B. Body Planes C. Overview of the Human Body D. Organs and Body Systems Introduction to Medical Terminology Medical Terminology: A Programmed Learning Approach to the Language of Health Care Medical Terminology Language for Health Carel The Language of Medicine www.texashste.com www.proprofs.com (free online flashcards) www.medilexicon.com www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mplusdictionary.html www.webmd.com

    (3) The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems that function individually and collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students should identify the employment opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career through further education and employment.

    (4) Professional integrity in the health science industry is dependent on acceptance of ethical and legal responsibilities. Students are expected to employ their ethical and legal responsibilities and limitations and understand the implications of their actions.

    Course Requirements: This course is recommended for students in Grades 9-12.

    Units of Study: 

    I. Introduction to Medical Terminology

    II. The Human Body in Health and Disease

    III. The Skeletal System

    IV. The Muscular System

    V. Cardiovascular System

    VI. Lymphatic and Immune System

    VII. The Respiratory System

    VIII. The Digestive System

    IX. The Urinary System

    X. The Nervous System

    XI. The Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears

    XII. The Integumentary System

    XIV. The Reproductive System

    XV. Diagnostic Procedures and Pharmacology


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