COURSE CODE: 8383

Medical Terminology

SCED Code: 14154
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA

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. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Diagnostics Services
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
Health Informatics
  • Clinical Ethicist
  • Medical Information Technologist
  • Medical, Health Services Manager
Support Services
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Medical Transcriptionist
Therapeutic Services
  • Audiologist
  • Optician

Pathway Occupation
Science and Mathematics
  • Bioinformatics Technician

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