Define medical terminology.
DefinitionDefinition should include
- decoding of terms
- abbreviations of symbols and acronyms
- common medical prefixes, roots, suffixes, and their meanings
- names of diagnostic tests
- terminology that relates to the various conditions
- systems of the human body, including defining, spelling, and pronouncing terms related to the following:
- Common medical conditions (e.g., inflammation, swelling, pain)
- Body organization and anatomical reference system (e.g., planes, regions, direction)
- Structural units (e.g., cells, organs, tissues)
- Basic units of measurements (e.g., metric, U.S. customary units)
- Conversion among measurement systems
- How can pronunciation affect the meaning of a term?
- Why is it important to correctly spell a medical term?
- Why is a basic foundation in suffix and prefix recognition helpful to healthcare workers and to healthcare consumers?
- What major organs are contained in each body cavity?
- What is the location of the diaphragm, with relation to the body cavities?
- What is the function of the diaphragm?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
- Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
- Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
- Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
- Explain the meaning of common idioms.
- Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
- Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
The student will investigate and understand relationships between cell structure and function. Key concepts include
- evidence supporting the cell theory;
- characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells;
- similarities between the activities of the organelles in a single cell and a whole organism;
- the cell membrane model; and
- the impact of surface area to volume ratio on cell division, material transport, and other life processes.