Teaching medical terminology is a critical part of the health science career pathway. Complex terms and language undergird the science and practice of medicine, so it’s crucial that students memorize medical terms to earn their certifications and be successful in their future careers.
As a CTE health science teacher, you know how vital medical terminology is to your students' future success. After all, medical terminology is integral in every health career pathway and your students must master it to get certified and start working in their chosen fields.
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Medical terminology is an essential subject for every health science student. To work in any healthcare career, your students need to understand and properly use terms related to the human body and the industry. On top of that, medical terminology is a fundamental part of every health science certification! So when it comes to teaching such a critical topic to your students, you want a great resource to support your curriculum. With so many options out there, how do you know which one is the best?
Your existing medical terminology lesson plans and textbooks may have served you well, but you need new ideas to supplement your instruction and help your students better comprehend complex concepts.
Health science teachers know the value of interacting with their students, and many approach AES wanting to find ways to move beyond textbooks when teaching subjects like medical terminology.
Knowing medical terms is crucial for success in the healthcare workplace. Because of this, you need to be sure your students have those terms down pat! As a health science curriculum provider, teachers have told us that medical terminology is one of the most difficult subjects to teach. While you could stick with in-class lectures and flashcards for memorizing, that’s not always the best way for your students to learn (and retain) information. With something as critical as medical terminology, you can do more! That’s why it’s a great idea to add medical terminology activities to your curriculum. But where do you start?