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Health Careers Education
HL00342
Core Medical Terminology
45.00
Medical Terminology is designed to develop in the students a working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and abbreviations. By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper uses of words in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances students' ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in healthcare.
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
1. Introduction to Medical Terminology.

-Identify the roles of the three types of word parts in forming medical terms.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using a knowledge of word parts.
-Describe the steps in locating a term in a medical dictionary.
-Define commonly used prefixes, word roots (combining forms) and suffixes.
-Pronounce medical terms correctly using the "sounds like" system.
-Recognize the importance of always spelling medical terms correctly.
-State why caution is important when using abbreviations.
-Recognize,define and pronounce the medical terms.

2. The Human Body in Health and Disease

-Define anatomy and physiology and use anatomic reference systems to identify the anatomic position, body planes, directions and cavities.
-Recognize, define, and pronounce the terms related to the abdominal cavity and peritoneum.
-Recognize, define, and pronounce the terms related to the structure, function, pathology and procedures of cells, tissues and glands.
-Define the terms associated with genetics including mutation, genetic engineering and genetic counseling.
-Differentiate between genetic and congenital disorders and identify examples of each.
-Identify the body systems in terms of their major structures, functions and related word parts.
-Recognize, define and pronounce the terms related to types of diseases and the modes of disease of transmission.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

3. The Skeletal System

-Identify and describe the major functions and structures of the skeletal system.
-Describe three types of joints.
-Differentiate between the axial and appendicular skeletons.
-Identify the medical specialists who treat disorders of the skeletal system.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the skeletal system.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

4. The Muscular System

-Describe the functions and structures of the muscular system including muscle fibers, fascia, tendons and the three types of muscles.
-Recognize, define and pronounce the terms related to muscle movements an how muscles are named.
-Recognize, define and pronounce the terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the muscular system.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

5. The Cardiovascular System

-Describe the heart in terms of chambers, valves, blood flow, heartbeat, blood supply and heart sounds
-Differentiate among the three different types of blood vessels and describe the major function of each.
-Identify the major components of blood and the major functions of each.
-State the difference between pulmonary and systemic circulation.
-Recognize, define and pronounce the terms related to the pathology, diagnostic and treatment procedures of the cardiovascular system.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

6. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems

-Describe the major functions and structures of the lymphatic and immune systems.
-Recognize, define and pronounce the major terms related to pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the lymphatic and immune systems.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms related to oncology.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

7. The Respiratory System

-Identify and describe the major structures and functions of the respiratory systems.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the respiratory system.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

8. The Digestive System

-Identify and describe the major structures and functions of the digestive system.
-Describe the processes of digestion, absorption and metabolism.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the digestive system.
- Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

9. The Urinary System

-Describe the major functions of the urinary system.
-Name and describe the structures of the urinary system.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the urinary system.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

10. The Nervous System

-Describe the functions and structures of the nervous system.
-Identify the major divisions of the nervous system and describe the structures of each by location and function.
-Identify the medical specialists who treat disorders of the nervous system.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the nervous system.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of mental health disorders.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

11. Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears

-Describe the functions and structures of the eyes and adnexa.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of eye disorders.
-Describe the functions and structures of the ears.
-Recognize, define, spell and pronounce terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of ear disorders.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

12. Skin: The Integumentary System

-Identify and describe the functions and structures of the integumentary system.
-Identify the medical specialists associated with the integumentary system.
-Recognize, define and pronounce the terms used to describe the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures related to the skin.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms used to describe the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures related to hair, nails and sebaceous glands.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

13. The Endocrine System

-Describe the role of the hypothalamus and endocrine glands in maintaining homeostasis.
-Name and describe the functions of the primary hormones secreted by each of the endocrine glands.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms relating to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the endocrine glands.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

14. The Reproductive Systems

-Identify and describe the major functions and structures of the male reproductive system.
-Recognize, define and pronounce the terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the male reproductive system.
-Name sexually transmitted diseases.
-Identify and describe the major functions and structures of the female reproductive system.
-Recognize, define and pronounce the terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the female reproductive system.
-Recognize, define and pronounce the terms related to the pathology and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the female during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

15. Diagnostic Procedures and Pharmacology

-Describe the four vital signs recorded for most patients.
-Recognize, define and pronounce the terms associated with basic examination procedures.
-Identify and describe the basic examination positions.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms associated with frequently performed blood and urinalysis laboratory tests.
-Recognize, define and pronounce terms associated with radiography and other techniques.
-Differentiate between projection and position and describe basic radiographic projections.
-Recognize, define and pronounce pharmacology terms.
-Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using your knowledge of word parts.

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