# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Terminology Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Medical Terminology (8384/18 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8384
Duration:18 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12

Medical Terminology is designed to help students learn common medical terms essential for patient care. Topics are presented in logical order, beginning with each body system's anatomy and physiology and progressing through pathology, laboratory tests and clinical procedures, therapeutic interventions, and pharmacology. Students learn concepts, terms, and abbreviations for each topic.

Recommended prerequisite(s): Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Diagnostics Services
    • Health Informatics
    • Support Services
    • Therapeutic Services
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Science and Mathematics

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.