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Madison Metropolitan School District

Medical Terminology for Dual Credit


The class is an introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems. Students will gain knowledge of medical terminology, vocabulary and abbreviations used in healthrelated careers. Students will practice formation, analysis and deconstruction of medical terms. Interpretation of written material will be addressed. There is an emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Students interested in the health care field are invited to participate in Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Club which sponsors community service projects and competitions at state and national levels.

  • Recommended Grades: 10-12
  • Course Number: FCS4035
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Sequence Map: Health Sciences
  • Note: Elective;  This is a college level course taught at the high school. Transcripted credit (3 credits) through Madison College is available to 11th and 12th graders – Apply during first week of class. Must pass with 74% or better to avoid “W” (Withdrawn) on transcript. Advanced standing (2 credits) available to 10th graders with a “B” or better, but will result in a “W” (withdrawn) on Madison College transcript. Not a transfer-credit course but is required at UWMadison to enter the PA and PT graduate programs.