# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Terminology Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Medical Terminology (8383/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Understanding Medical Terminology

  1. Explain how medical terms are developed.
  2. Define common medical word roots.
  3. Define common medical word prefixes.
  4. Define common medical word suffixes.
  5. Demonstrate pronunciation of medical terms.
  6. Apply the components of medical terminology (i.e., prefixes, word roots, suffixes).

Understanding Medical Abbreviations

  1. Explain medical abbreviations related to body systems.
  2. Identify medical abbreviations related to pathological conditions.
  3. Identify medical abbreviations related to diagnostic procedures.
  4. Explain medical abbreviations related to documentation.
  5. Identify medical abbreviations related to pharmacology.
  6. Identify abbreviations related to healthcare regulations and regulatory systems.

Understanding Body Structure and Organization

  1. Explain anatomical reference systems used to organize the body structure.
  2. Describe the organization of the human body.
  3. Identify body cavities and the organs located within these cavities.
  4. Identify body planes.
  5. Identify body directions.
  6. Identify body regions.
  7. Define anatomy and physiology.

Understanding the Integumentary System

  1. Identify major structures of the integumentary system.
  2. Describe the role of the integumentary system.
  3. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to the integumentary system.
  4. Identify common pathological conditions of the integumentary system.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the integumentary system, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the integumentary system.

Understanding the Musculoskeletal System

  1. Identify major structures of the musculoskeletal system.
  2. Describe the role of the musculoskeletal system.
  3. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to the musculoskeletal system.
  4. Identify common pathological conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the musculoskeletal system, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the musculoskeletal system.

Understanding the Cardiovascular System

  1. Identify major structures of the cardiovascular system.
  2. Describe the role of the cardiovascular system.
  3. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to the cardiovascular system.
  4. Identify common pathological conditions of the cardiovascular system.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the cardiovascular system, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the cardiovascular system.

Understanding the Respiratory System

  1. Identify major structures of the respiratory system.
  2. Describe the role of the respiratory system.
  3. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to the respiratory system.
  4. Identify common pathological conditions of the respiratory system.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the respiratory system, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the respiratory system.

Understanding the Nervous System

  1. Identify major structures of the nervous system.
  2. Describe the role of the nervous system.
  3. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to the nervous system.
  4. Identify common pathological conditions of the nervous system.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the nervous system, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the nervous system.

Understanding the Urinary System

  1. Identify major structures of the urinary system.
  2. Describe the role of the urinary system.
  3. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to the urinary system.
  4. Identify the common pathological conditions of the urinary system.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the urinary system, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the urinary system.

Understanding the Female Reproductive System

  1. Identify major structures of the female reproductive system.
  2. Describe the role of the female reproductive system.
  3. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to the female reproductive system.
  4. Identify common pathological conditions of the female reproductive system and of the newborn.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the female reproductive system, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the female reproductive system.

Understanding the Male Reproductive System

  1. Identify major structures of the male reproductive system.
  2. Describe the role of the male reproductive system.
  3. Assemble word elements to create medical terms related to the male reproductive system.
  4. Identify common pathological conditions of the male reproductive system.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the male reproductive system, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the male reproductive system.

Understanding the Lymphatic and Immune Systems

  1. Identify major structures of the lymphatic and immune systems.
  2. Describe the role of the lymphatic and immune systems.
  3. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to the lymphatic and immune systems.
  4. Identify major pathological conditions of the lymphatic and immune systems.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the lymphatic and immune systems, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the lymphatic and immune systems.

Understanding the Gastrointestinal System

  1. Identify major structures of the gastrointestinal system.
  2. Describe the role of the gastrointestinal system.
  3. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to the gastrointestinal system.
  4. Identify common pathological conditions of the gastrointestinal system.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the gastrointestinal system, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the gastrointestinal system.

Understanding the Endocrine System

  1. Identify major structures of the endocrine system.
  2. Describe the role of the endocrine system.
  3. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to the endocrine system.
  4. Identify common pathological conditions of the endocrine system.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the endocrine system, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the endocrine system.

Understanding the Sensory System

  1. Identify major structures of the sensory system (eye, ear).
  2. Describe the role of the sensory system.
  3. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to the sensory system.
  4. Identify common pathological conditions of the sensory system.
  5. Identify common laboratory tests and clinical procedures related to the sensory system, including related abbreviations.
  6. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to the sensory system.

Understanding Mental Health

  1. Explain how mental health disorders differ from disorders related to other body systems.
  2. Assemble word elements to form medical terms related to mental health.
  3. Identify common mental health disorders.
  4. Identify common diagnostic procedures related to mental health.
  5. Identify common therapeutic interventions related to mental health.
  6. Identify signs of elder, domestic, and child abuse.

Understanding Terms Used in Healthcare Provision

  1. Examine common medical terms essential for communication among health professionals.
  2. Describe terms related to healthcare delivery.
  3. Assemble word elements to form terms related to selected health careers and healthcare providers.

Understanding Health Informatics

  1. Describe the role of technology in the healthcare field.
  2. Describe techniques for confidential communication of health/medical information within legal/regulatory guidelines.
  3. Demonstrate the assessment of abstracted information from medical records and other documents, applying knowledge of medical terminology.

Understanding Disciplines/Departments Involved in Healthcare Delivery

  1. Identify the disciplines of the laboratory.
  2. Identify imaging techniques and nuclear-medicine tests.

Understanding the Healthcare Delivery System

  1. Describe the interdisciplinary services offered in health care.
  2. Identify health careers.
  3. Identify common medical specialties.
  4. Describe types of healthcare settings.
  5. Describe patient care services.