Medical Terminology Part A Syllabus

Fleming County High School

Medical Terminology (Part A) Syllabus


Course Credit: .5 Instructor: Rhonda Whitson

Room Location: 220 - Third Floor


Course Description

The main purpose of this course is to assist students with the basic concept of medical terminology. Proper use of prefixes, combining forms/root words, and suffixes will be of importance. Medical terms used in each common body system will also be covered. Students will also write appropriate, assigned essays relating to medical topics. Correct spelling of all medical terms is a requirement in this course in testing, quizzing, or portfolio writings.


Textbook - reference

Introduction to Medical Terminology Ann Ehrlich & Carol L. Schroeder

Information will be presented to students via powerpoints – students will take handwritten notes or complete handouts. Students will not have the use of an individual textbook to utilize outside of class.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of Medical Terminology – Part A, the student will:

*Identify the roles of the prefix, combining form, and suffix in

forming medical terms.

*Use caution when using abbreviations and medical spelling.

*Discuss the differences in body planes, cavities, and divisions.

*Differentiate between genetic and congenital disorders with a focus

on tissue and gland pathology.

*Identify and describe the structures and functions of multiple areas

and organs of the human body using appropriate medical


*Analyze unfamiliar medical terms using knowledge gained about

word parts.



Medical Terminology Part A is a prerequisite course for Medical Terminology Part B. All students must successfully pass Medical Terminology Part A to move on to Medical Terminology Part B.


ATTENDANCE is a requirement

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