Fleming County High School
Medical Terminology (Part A) Syllabus
Course Credit: .5 Instructor: Rhonda Whitson
Room Location: 220 - Third Floor
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.
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
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