Medical Terminology (JCTC)

Medical Terminology
Grade Served:
Medical Terminology
10th -12th grade
Principles of Health Science
1 credit
Course Description: This course is an intense study of the medical language used in all health career major areas. Students will learn
correct pronunciation, spelling and application rules. Medical Terminology includes writing exercises, research and connections to
medical science.
Topics and/or Units Addressed:
Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology 350, 2nd edition
This course consists of 14 video lessons. Each video lesson teaches 25 elements. The student will learn the meaning of
350 Latin and Greek word parts which enable the student to interpret and understand over 11,000 medical terms. The
Dean Vaughn is designed for 100% retention.
Web Link to Textbook:
Academic Expectations:
Students use reference tools such as dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, and computer reference programs
and research tools such as interviews and surveys to find the information they need to meet specific demands,
explore interests, or solve specific problems.
Students organize information through development and use of classification rules and systems.
Students make sense of ideas and communicate ideas with the visual arts.
Students speak using appropriate forms, conventions, and styles to communicate ideas and information to
different audiences for different purposes.
Students use computers and other kinds of technology to collect, organize, and communicate information and
Students observe, analyze, and interpret human behaviors, social groupings, and institutions to better
understand people and the relationships among individuals and among groups.
Students recognize and understand the similarities and differences among languages.
Students demonstrate skills and work habits that lead to success in future schooling and work.
Students use productive team membership skills.
Students use creative thinking skills to develop or invent novel, constructive ideas or products.
Students connect knowledge and experiences from different subject areas.
Standards/Core Content/Program of Studies Addressed:
Students will
arrange word roots, prefixes, and suffixes to form medical terms.
categorize word parts by body systems.
interpret terms relating to all major body systems.
correlate origin of terms to other languages.
identify medical acronyms, homonyms and eponyms.
recognize plural forms of medical terms.
demonstrate the use of a medical dictionary.
identify and use common medical abbreviations.
design medical terminology flash cards with terms and illustrations.
compose a short story using medical terms.
relate medical terms to normal anatomy, growth and development, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, surgery,
mental health and medical specialties.
compare the use of medical terms in the media and real-life situations.
design a game using medical terms.
use technology to investigate use of medical terms and methods to learn.
pronounce medical terms.
translate physician’s orders using accurate medical terminology.
utilize activities of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) as an integral component of course content
and leadership development.
apply mathematics, science and communications skills within the health science content.
demonstrate employability and social skills relevant to health careers.