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CTE/Health Science Education Curriculum Medical Terminology
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
General Medical Terms-WILL BE USED THROUGHOUT ALL OTHER STANDARDS. Students will define general medical terms.

Standard 1
Recognize word construction and dissection

Standard 2
Apply word building and definitions

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 5
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 6
Interpret and apply identified general medical abbreviations

Standard 7
Interpret identified medical symbols


Strand 2
Anatomical terms-Students will define anatomical terms.

Standard 1
Recognize and apply identified anatomical terms

Standard 2
Define terms associated with the planes of the body

Standard 3
Describe anatomical position as a reference point for describing areas of the body


Strand 3
Terms associated with Movement-Students will define terms associated with movement.

Standard 1
Describe and apply identified terms associated with movement

Standard 2
Define directional terms


Strand 4
Integumentary System-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Integumentary System.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Integumentary System

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of root words

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Integumentary System

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Integumentary System


Strand 5
Skeletal System-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Skeletal System.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Skeletal System

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Skeletal System

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Skeletal System


Strand 6
Muscular System-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Muscular System.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Muscular System

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Muscular System

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Muscular System


Strand 7
Nervous System-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Nervous System.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Nervous System

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Nervous System

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Nervous System


Strand 8
Special Senses-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Special Senses.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Special Senses

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Special Senses

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Special Senses


Strand 9
Endocrine System-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Endocrine System.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Endocrine System

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Endocrine System

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Endocrine System


Strand 10
Cardiovascular System-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Cardiovascular System.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Cardiovascular System

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Cardiovascular System

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Cardiovascular System


Strand 11
Lymphatic System-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Lymphatic System.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Lymphatic System

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Lymphatic System

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Lymphatic System


Strand 12
Respiratory System-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Respiratory System.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Respiratory System

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Respiratory System

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Respiratory System


Strand 13
Digestive System-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Digestive System.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Digestive System

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Digestive System

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Digestive System


Strand 14
Urinary System-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Urinary System.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Urinary System

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Urinary System

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Urinary System


Strand 15
Reproductive System-Students will define medical terms that are commonly used in relation to the Reproductive System.

Standard 1
Interpret and apply identified medical abbreviations related to the Reproductive System

Standard 2
Give the meanings of a set of prefixes

Standard 3
Give the meanings of a set of word roots

Standard 4
Give the meanings of a set of suffixes

Standard 5
Define the meanings of diseases/disorders associated with the Reproductive System

Standard 6
Identify selected procedures, treatments, and diagnostic tests used to assess the Reproductive System



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