Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology- WWT

Meets VPAA One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement

 1 credit, 2 semesters, Grades 10-12


Medical terminology is the study of the principles of medical word building to help the student develop the extensive medical vocabulary used in health care occupations. The study of medical terminology introduces students to the language of medicine. Students will gain an understanding of basic elements, rules of building and analyzing medical words, and medical terms associated with the body as a whole. If you're interested in pursuing a health and science career requiring the ability to communicate with physicians, nurses, dentists, or other medical professionals, this class will meet all your needs.


CPR/First Aid, and the Health Science Core standards are taught. The course will also include a community health component in addition to traditional curriculum in Anatomy, Pathophysiology, and Medical Terminology. Students may be eligible to pass out of Medical Terminology at Macomb Community College upon passing the Macomb Community College Medical Terminology exam.  


Healthcare employability skills are also promoted. Students will have the opportunity to participate in health career job shadowing. Upon successful completion of this course the student may be eligible for externship their senior year in various health care facilities. Students will be able to participate and join in the professional student organization.