Grade 15 - Health Science
Medical Terminology (Credit: 0.50)In this course students will be introduced to basic medical language and terminology that they would
need to enter a health care field. Emphasis will be placed on definitions, proper usage, spelling, and
pronunciation. They will study word structure and parts, including roots, prefixes, and suffixes, as well as
symbols and abbreviations. They will examine medical terms from each of the body’s main systems, including
skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and
lymphatic systems, and sensory organs. In addition, students will learn proper terminology for common tests,
procedures, pharmacology, disease, and conditions.