HealthCenter21: Medical Terminology

This module provides an introduction to the language of health care workers including root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, and body planes, directions, and cavities. Students learn to add prefixes and suffixes, form phrases with abbreviations, and interpret medical terms.

 

Activity: Word Search Puzzle


Description
In this activity, students are introduced to the topic of medical terminology by having them complete a word search.

 

Unit: Word Parts: Roots


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: the importance of having a strong knowledge of medical terms and medical term word parts as they explore and pronounce common word roots grouped by body system. 

Lessons
  1. Word Parts 
  2. Word Roots 
  3. Study Material 
  4. Review Challenge 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Word Parts: Suffixes and Prefixes


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: common suffixes and prefixes used in the health care setting as they learn to use suffixes and prefixes with word roots to form and decode medical terms. 

Lessons
  1. Suffixes 
  2. Prefixes 
  3. Combining Word Parts 
  4. Study Material 
  5. Review Challenge 
  6. Quiz

 

Unit: Abbreviations


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: common abbreviations specific to the health care field as they learn general and body system specific medical abbreviations, use abbreviations, and take precautions to avoid misunderstandings. 

Lessons
  1. General Abbreviations 
  2. Body System Abbreviations 
  3. Study Material 
  4. Review Challenge 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Anatomic References


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: medical terminology used to reference areas of the body as they identify body planes, directional terms, body cavities and contents, and abdominal regions. 

Lessons

  1. Body Planes and Directions 
  2. Body Cavities 
  3. Study Material 
  4. Review Challenge 
  5. Quiz

 

Activity: Reflection Questions and Discussion


Description
In this activity, students will journal about the difficulties and importance of communicating using appropriate medical terminology for health care workers. A class discussion can follow.

 

Activity: Worksheet & Crossword Puzzle


Description
In this activity, students must complete a crossword puzzle or definition worksheet.

 

Activity: Current Event


Description
Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.

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