Medical terms in real life situations



This lesson will give students the opportunity to read a newpaper article with questions to a doctor about patient concerns. Students will extract medical terms used in the article and break them down into medical word parts.

Lesson Time

one class period
55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to read in a health related article medical terms and a doctors assessment of a medical situation.
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in an activity that introduces them to medical terms and situations in a real life setting.
  • Students should be able to identify medical terms and break them down into word parts.
  • Students will have opportunity to use resources such as a medical dictionary.

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