• This course is designed to help the student to acquire the medical language that is used by medical professionals. The curriculum is presented in an easy format to help students break down every word into its components. By understanding how each term is formed, students can then better identify and understand new medical terms. In addition each chapter profiles a different health profession, body system, and prompts students to master each word and its pronunciation by practicing pronouncing new terms.
     

    Unit 1:  INTRODUCTION TO

                MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

    1.  Identify professional health  

         information careers *

    2. Identify the four parts to a medical term *

    3. Identify the most common prefixes and suffixes *

    4. Demonstrate and explain the importance of correct spelling, pronunciation and use of medical dictionaries *

    5.  Identify the rules for determining singular and plural endings of terms *

    6.  Explain the importance of confidentiality *

     


    Unit 2:  BODY STRUCTURES

     

     

    1.   Identify professional health   

     

     

          information careers.

     

     

    2.   Identify the combining forms, prefixes, and suffices related to body structure *

     

     

    3.    Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the body structures medical terms

     

     

    4.    Describe the organization of the body in medical terms

     

     

    5.    Identify the abbreviations related to body structure

     

     

    Unit 3:  INTEGUMENTARY

     

     

                 SYSTEMS

     

     

    1.    Identify the combining forms, prefixes and suffixes related to the integumentary system. *

     

     

    2.    Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the integumentary system medical terms

     

     

    3.    Using word building to define the vocabulary words related to the integumentary system

     

     

    4.    Identify the abbreviations relating to the integumentary system

     

     

    Unit 4:  MUSCULOSKELETAL          

     

     

                 SYSTEM

     

     

    1.    Identify the combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes related to the musculoskeletal system *

     

     

    2.    Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the musculoskeletal system medical terms

     

     

    3.    Using word building to define the vocabulary words related to the musculoskeletal system

     

     

    4.    Identify the abbreviations relating to the musculoskeletal system

     

     

     

    Unit 5: CARDIOVASCULAR

     

     

                 SYSTEM

     

     

    1.    Identify the combining forms, prefixes and suffixes related to the cardiovascular system *

     

     

    2.    Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the cardiovascular system medical terms

     

     

    3.    Using word building to define the vocabulary words related to the cardiovascular system

     

     

    4.    Identify the abbreviations relating to the cardiovascular system

     

     

     

    Unit 6:  BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC   

     

     

                 SYSTEM

     

     

    1.    Identify the combining forms, prefixes and suffixes related to the blood and lymphatic system*

     

     

    2.    Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the blood and lymphatic system medical terms

     

     

    3.    Using word building to define the vocabulary words related to the blood and lymphatic system

     

     

    4.    Identify the abbreviations relating to the blood and lymphatic system

     

     

    Unit 7: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

     

     

    1.    Identify the combining forms, prefixes and suffixes related to the respiratory system *

     

     

    2.    Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the respiratory terms

     

     

    3.    Using word building to define the vocabulary words related to the respiratory system

     

     

    4.    Identify the abbreviations relating to the respiratory system

     

     

    Unit 8:  DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

     

     

    1.  Identify the combining forms, prefixes and suffixes related to the digestive system *

     

     

    2.  Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the digestive system medical terms

     

     

    3.  Using word building to define the vocabulary words related to the digestive system

     

     

    4.   Identify the abbreviations   relating to the digestive system

     

     

    Unit 9:  URINARY  SYSTEM

     

     

    1.   Identify the combining forms, prefixes and suffixes related to the urinary system *

     

     

    2.  Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the urinary system medical terms

     

     

    3.  Using word building to define the vocabulary words related to the urinary system

     

     

    4.  Identify the abbreviations relating to the urinary system

     

     

    Unit 10:  REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

     

     

    1.  Identify the combining forms, prefixes and suffixes related to the reproductive system

     

     

    2.  Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the reproductive  system medical terms

     

     

    3.  Using word building to define the vocabulary words related to the reproductive system.

     

     

    4.  Identify the abbreviations relating to the reproductive system.

     

     

    Unit 11:  ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

     

     

    1.  Identify the combining forms, prefixes and suffixes related to the endocrine system

     

     

    2.  Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the endocrine  system medical terms

     

     

    3.  Using word building to define the vocabulary words related to the endocrine system

     

     

    4.  Identify the abbreviations relating to the endocrine system

     

     

    Unit 12:  NERVOUS SYSTEM

     

     

    1.  Identify the combining forms, prefixes and suffixes related to the nervous system *

     

     

    2.  Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the nervous  system medical terms

     

     

    3.  Using word building to define the vocabulary words related to the nervous system

     

     

    4.  Identify the abbreviations relating to the nervous system

     

     

    Unit 13:  SENSORY SYSTEM

     

     

    1.  Identify the combining forms, prefixes and suffixes related to the sensory system

     

     

    2.  Demonstrate the ability to pronounce the sensory  system medical terms

     

     

    3.  Using word building to define the vocabulary words related to the sensory system

     

     

    4.  Identify the abbreviations relating to the sensory system

     

     

     
Last Modified on August 17, 2016