# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 1688248525

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify signs and symptoms of common disorders for each body system.


Identification should include listing basic signs and symptoms of pathological conditions for each of the following systems:
  • Integumentary
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Nervous
  • Urinary
  • Reproductive
  • Circulatory
  • Lymphatic and immune
  • Digestive
  • Endocrine
  • Sensory

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important for a medical assistant to be able to recognize basic signs and symptoms of common medical disorders?
  • How do medical professionals assess for common medical disorders?
  • What clinical procedures are used to treat these disorders?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).


The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
  2. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
  3. Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

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