Medical Terminology

Course Description:

Medical terminology is designed to teach students the language used in medicine and healthcare. Students build a strong foundation through the study of prefixes, suffixes, and root words and study the structure and origin of common medical terms with a focus on correct pronunciation, spelling, and application of medical terms. Students will take a systematic approach to the systems of the body by learning the basic structure and function of the system as well as medical terms related to pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, pharmacology, and abbreviations specific to that system. Students will learn to communicate in medical language and interpret complex medical communications into everyday language.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Medical Terminology
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Medical Terminology
Course Provider : Michigan Virtual
Content Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Online Instructor Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Standards Addressed : Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standars, MI Integrated Technology Competencies for Students
Alignment Document : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DdiG1iUb0-xkH5peD6FdWFNMjGkCXzFIO4jpOs1o5p8/edit?usp=sharing
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Health Care Sciences
Course Identifier : Medical Terminology
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://slp.michiganvirtual.org/
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...
  • Demonstrate the correct pronunciation and spelling of medical terms.
  • Identify prefixes, suffixes, and word roots common to organ systems of the human body.
  • Identify the body systems in terms of their major structures, functions, and related medical terms.
  • Apply knowledge of medical terms to interpret real-world medical situations.
  • Identify medical terminology as it relates to diseases and conditions, medical and diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and abbreviations.
  • Apply medical terminology regarding the human body in terms of body directions, structures, and planes.

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Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Pilot: Review Pending
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Pilot: Review Pending
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Pilot: Review Pending
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Pilot: Review Pending
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Pilot: Review Pending
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Pilot: Review Pending
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Pilot: Review Pending
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Pilot: Review Pending
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Pilot: Review Pending
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Pilot: Review Pending
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Pilot: Review Pending
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Pilot: Review Pending
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Pilot: Review Pending
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The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Pilot: Review Pending
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Pilot: Review Pending
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Pilot: Review Pending
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Pilot: Review Pending
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Pilot: Review Pending
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Pilot: Review Pending
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Pilot: Review Pending
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Pilot: Review Pending
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Pilot: Review Pending
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Pilot: Review Pending
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Pilot: Review Pending
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Pilot: Review Pending
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Pilot: Review Pending
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Pilot: Review Pending
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Pilot: Review Pending
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Pilot: Review Pending
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Pilot: Review Pending
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Pilot: Review Pending
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Pilot: Review Pending
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Pilot: Review Pending
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Pilot: Review Pending
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Pilot: Review Pending
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Pilot: Review Pending
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Pilot: Review Pending
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Pilot: Review Pending
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Pilot: Review Pending
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Pilot: Review Pending
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Pilot: Review Pending
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Pilot: Review Pending
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Pilot: Review Pending
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Pilot: Review Pending
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Pilot: Review Pending
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Pilot: Review Pending
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Pilot: Review Pending
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Pilot: Review Pending
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Pilot: Review Pending
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Pilot: Review Pending
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Pilot: Review Pending
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Pilot: Review Pending

Review Conducted By: Michigan Virtual
Date of Review: 04/02/2020

Unit 1: Introduction to Medical Terminology


Unit 2: Organization of the human body


Unit 3: Integumentary system


Unit 4: Digestive System


Unit 5: Respiratory System


Unit 6: Cardiovascular Systems


Unit 7: Blood and Lymph Systems


Unit 8: Musculoskeletal System


Unit 9: Urinary System


Unit 10: Reproductive System


Unit 11: Endocrine System


Unit 12: Nervous System

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Trimester 04/01/2020 01/04/2021 06/01/2020 10/23/2020 04/02/2021 100 $325 $0
Trimester 04/01/2020 04/12/2021 06/01/2020 01/08/2021 06/18/2021 100 $325 $0
Semester 04/01/2020 03/29/2021 06/01/2020 11/27/2020 06/18/2021 300 $325 $0
Accelerated 01/26/2021 07/06/2021 04/30/2021 08/13/2021 100 $325 $0
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 04/01/2020 01/04/2021
Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 04/01/2020 04/12/2021
Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 04/01/2020 03/29/2021
Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher. Accelerated 01/26/2021 07/06/2021
Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.  Please see: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/

Student access to YouTube is required for this course.