Medical Terminology

This course will provide a solid foundation of Medical Terminology and relate that terminology to various health related careers.  Emphasis will be placed on correct spelling, pronunciation and abbreviation use.  Combining prefixes, roots, and suffixes to form appropriate terminology and relate that terminology to body structure and function, disease and disorder processes, and medical/surgical procedures will be the structure of the course.  The course is focused on providing the student with a basic working knowledge of medical terms and applying those terms to the health care field.  It will also provide a foundation of knowledge for the student to build on.  Students will also explore many related career opportunities in health related fields.  Clinical experience and job shadowing will be offered as part of the course.

Competitions

  • SkillsUSA Medical Terminology

Teacher Certification

Ruth Ann Rodino

M.S. University of St. Francis

B.S.N. Northern Illinois University

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Trauma Nurse Assistant
  • IDPH EMT Lead Instructor
  • CPR Certified

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Internships with Medical Professionals
  • Field Trips
  • OSF Career Fair