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TECH:Medical Technology - Diagnostic (HST)

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 45 minutes.

Group Size:
Small Groups


This activity explores diagnostic methods used today in the medical field, X-rays,Ultrasound,MRI,CT-PET Scans, and endoscopy.

Career Connections:

  • Diagnostic Services Pathway Radiologic Technologist, Phlebotomist, Clinical Lab Technician, Electrocardiographic Technician, Phlebotomist

Video on medical technologies, small video camera with monitor, Mannequin, dummy, or even a large shoe box, hemostats or tweezers string to tie knot in or bullets to remove The State Office of Education has the assembled a kit for each school. Please contact Melvin Robinson or Scott Snelson to request a kit. One kit per school. The Kit includes: a video on medical technologies, a small video camera, and two hemostats. If you would like additional cameras or hemostats please refer to the document "Camera and Hemostat Information" below.


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Background For Teachers:

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Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn medical terminology used in diagnosis. Students will explore the dexterity needed by a doctor to perform surgery.

Instructional Procedures:
Show 15 minute video on medical technology, Students will then complete activity with video camera and dummy to tie a knot in a string to simulate a blood vessel or remove a bullet . Students finish the activity by answering questions and vocabulary words.

Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Students can explore other health care careers on the internet.



  • medcab.pdf
    This is a student handout in pdf format provides students with terminology and careers related to technology.

Assessment Plan:


  • medquiz.pdf
    This is a student Quiz in Adobe.pdf format that refers to the student handout "Medicab".
  • medquiz.doc
    This is a student Quiz in MSWord.doc format that refers to the student handout "Medicab".

Medicine's New Vision Howard Sochurek ISBN: 0-912734-25-6 Condensed article in National Geographic Jan 1987

Melvin Robinson
Denise Abbott
Brent Blackburn

Created Date :
Jan 07 2003 12:44 PM