Medical Words of "House, MD"



Using any episode of the popular medical drama "House, MD," students will start to train thier listening skills to pick out medical terms from a healthcare related conversation. At this point students should be working towards being able to record, with some accuracy, the medical terms they hear. This lesson plan can also be used as a pre and post to demonstrate to students their increase in listening and recognizing medical terms.

Lesson Time 90 minutes broken out as follows

Hook activity
15 Minutes
Instructions for the video activity
5 Minutes
Video Presentation of "House, MD"
47 Minutes
Discussion of recorded medical terms
20 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 (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will start recognize medical terms spoken by healthcare workers.

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