- Analyze the component parts of a medical term.
- List and define basic prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms.
- Use basic prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms to build medical terms.
- Explain common rules for proper medical term formation, pronunciation, and spelling.
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Lesson 1: Basic Word Structure
In this lesson, students will learn to divide medical terms into component parts. In addition, students will learn to analyze, pronounce, and spell medical terms using common combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes.
Lesson 2: Organization of the Body
This lesson will provide an overview of the names of the body systems and their functions. Students will identify body cavities and specific organs within them, list the divisions of the back, and identify three planes of the body. In addition, this lesson will prepare students to analyze, pronounce, and spell new terms and apply medical terms in real-life situations.
Lesson 3: Suffixes
In this lesson, students will identify and define useful diagnostic and procedural suffixes. This lesson will also teach students to analyze, spell, and pronounce medical terms that contain diagnostic and procedural suffixes. In addition, students will apply medical terms in real-life situations.
Lesson 4: Prefixes
In this lesson, students will identify and define common prefixes used in medical terms. Students will also analyze, spell, and pronounce medical terms that contain prefixes. Finally, students will apply medical terms in real-life situations.
Lesson 5: Medical Specialists and Case Reports
This lesson will describe the training process of physicians, identify medical specialists and describe their specialties. Students will learn to identify combining forms used in terms that describe specialists and to decipher medical terminology as written in case reports.