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Medical Terminology CURRICULUM MAP



Bowling Green High


Health Sciences


Wanda S. Sowders RN,BSN

School Year:


KCTCS Course Number:

AHS 120

KY Tech Course Name

Medical Terminology

Length of Course:

18 weeks

Length of Period

55 minutes

High School Credit(s)

0.5 credit





















Core Content/Skill Standards






Unit 1



1.        Recognize safety hazards in the classroom and workplace.

2.        Apply good body mechanics.

3.        Recognize fire hazards and demonstrate proper use of a fire extinguisher.

4.        Demonstrate proper handling of hazardous materials.

5.        Locate information found in MSDS sheets.

6.        Analyze principles of infection control

          7.    Demonstrate proper use of Standard Precautions

Academic Expectations

Practical Living 2.31 Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills they need to remain physically healthy and to accept responsibility for their own physical well-being


Core Content

PL-HS-4.2.1 Students will identify individual work habits/ethics (e.g., individual/team responsibilities, willingness to learn, integrity, respect, confidentiality, self-discipline, problem-solving, punctuality, communication skills) and explain their importance in the workplace. DOK 2


Skill Standards

Employability Skills 4.19 Accept responsibilities for own actions


Unit 2

Medical Terminology


Materials will be sequenced based on the resources used

     1     Explain the techniques of medical word building using basic

            word elements.

     2    Categorize major suffixes in the following groups: surgical,

           diagnostic, symptomatic, and related suffixes.

     3    Recognize and define suffixes that denote adjective noun,

           singular, and plural forms of medical words

     4    Categorize major prefixes in the following groups: position,

           umber, measurement, negation, direction, and other prefixes

     5    Identify and define anatomical, physiological, and pathological

           terms relating to body systems

     6    Combine forms of medical words denoting anatomical

           directions, regions of the body, anatomical structures, color,

           and other combining forms relating to body structures

     7    Correctly spell medical terms

     8    Identify prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms

     9    Communicate the utilization and application of commonly

           used medical terms



Academic Expectations

Basic Communications and Mathematics Skills 1.1 Students use reference tools

         such as dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, and computer reference   

         programs and research tools such as interviews and surveys to find the  

         information they need to meet specific demands, explore interests, or solve

         specific problems.

Basic Communications and Mathematics Skills 1.11 Students write using appropriate forms,

         conventions, and styles to communicate ideas and information to difference audiences for

          different purposes.

Basic Communications and Mathematics Skills 1.2 Students will make sense of  the

                variety of materials they read.


Core Content

Reading RD-10-1.0.4 Students will interpret the meaning of jargon, dialect or specialized

           vocabulary found in a passage.

Reading RD-12-4.0.1 Students will evaluate the content or make connections as it 

           applies to students’ lives (text-to-self), real-world issues (text-to-world) or other 

           texts (text-to-text).

Writing WR-HS-3.6.0 Correctness: Students will communicate clearly by · Applying

            correct spelling · Applying correct punctuation · Applying correct capitalization ·

            Incorporating acceptable departure from standard correctness to enhance

            meaning when appropriate Incorporating appropriate documentation of ideas and

            information from outside sources (e.g., citing authors or titles within the text,

            listing sources, documenting sources in text and/or on a Works Cited page) DOK



Skill Standards

            Technical Reports 2.32 Interpret, transcribe, and communicate information, data, and

                      observations using medical terminology within scope of practice.










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