HEALTH SCIENCE Introduction to Medical Terminology

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HEALTH SCIENCE Introduction to Medical Terminology

This course uses the Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology 350 Total Retention System. The program teaches the basic design medical terminology and how to easily remember, pronounce and apply the meaning of all the prefixes, roots and suffixes that combine to form 11,000 complex medical terms. We will also learn common abbreviations and their meanings for medical terms in each of the body systems. This course is a source of excellent knowledge for life, a great way to explore one’s interest in the medical field, or as preparation for taking the Medical Terminology course over the ITV system at school.

*This course meets the Health Services Youth Apprenticeship Medical Terminology course requirement.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a student organization linked to the Health Sciences Education field which provides opportunities to expand student knowledge and critical experience in the medical field. Students with an interest in the medical professions are encouraged to take part in this organization. See Mrs. Stendahl for information.

Comments: This course will include field trips to area medical facilities, job shadowing with health practitioners, and guest speakers. Students will be required to be up to date on immunizations and sign confidentiality forms for admittance to local medical facilities for field trips and job shadow experiences.

Course site: Introduction to Medical Terminology

Credit: 0.5

Length: (1) Trimester

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None

Cum Laude Points: 0

Career Cluster(s):

  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12