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Topic: Health care terminology 

Health Education

 Standard 1.  Knows and uses health care terminology
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the basic structure of medical words
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the root, prefix, and suffix structure of medical terms
   Benchmark 2.Knows the origins of eponyms (e.g., Lou Gehrig’s disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that the name of disease derived from the name of a person is an eponym
     2.Knows the origin of the eponym Lou Gehrig’s disease
     3.Knows the origin of the eponym Guillain-Barre syndrome
   Benchmark 3.Knows directional terms and anatomical planes related to body structure
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows directional terms related to body structure
     2.Knows anatomical planes related to body structure
   Benchmark 4.Knows occupationally specific terms relating to body systems, surgical and diagnostic procedures, diseases, and treatments
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows occupationally specific terms relating to body systems
     2.Knows occupationally specific terms relating to surgical procedures
     3.Knows occupationally specific terms relating to diagnostic procedures
     4.Knows occupationally specific terms relating to diseases
     5.Knows occupationally specific terms relating to treatments
   Benchmark 5.Uses medical and dental dictionaries and multimedia resources
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses medical dictionaries
     2.Uses dental dictionaries
     3.Uses multimedia resources related to health care terminology
   Benchmark 6.Knows how to translate medical terms to conversational language to facilitate communication
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the meaning of medical terms
     2.Knows how to translate medical terms when speaking with those who do not understand medical terminology
 Standard 13.  Uses a variety of communication skills to convey client and workplace information to team members
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 8.Uses appropriate health care terms to communicate with team members (e.g., abbreviations, acronyms, symbols; directional terms; anatomical planes related to body structure; terms related to body systems, surgical and diagnostic procedures, diseases, and treatments; pharmacological terms)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses appropriate health care abbreviations to communicate with team members
     2.Uses appropriate health care acronyms to communicate with team members
     3.Uses appropriate health care symbols to communicate with team members
     4.Uses appropriate directional terms to communicate with team members
     5.Uses appropriate anatomical planes related to body structure to communicate with team members
     6.Uses appropriate terms related to body systems to communicate with team members
     7.Uses appropriate terms related to surgical procedures to communicate with team members
     8.Uses appropriate terms related to diagnostic procedures to communicate with team members
     9.Uses appropriate terms related to diseases to communicate with team members
     10.Uses appropriate terms related to treatments to communicate with team members
     11.Uses appropriate pharmacological terms to communicate with team members