Medical Terminology

Kendra Currey
Thursday 11AM (ET) - Fall 2024


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Medical Terminology Course Overview

Have you ever tried to read a really long word in science class or maybe want to know what the Dr. was saying when you went in for your sports physical? This introduction class to Medical Terminology will help you decipher those big words.

After working in the medical field for 20+ years, I have learned the importance of needing to speak the language that medical professionals speak. In order to truly understand diagnosis, treatment options and prescriptions, it is vital that you are able to decipher the medical language and translate it into terms you know.

I look forward to helping you understand more about the language of medicine and how it applies to the human body. I enjoy sharing my experiences with you to help you get a broader understanding of how to understand science as well as medicine.

This class will not only prepare you to be able to understand what the Dr. may be saying, it will also help you in higher level sciences. Biology, chemistry, and physics all have words that are very hard to say let alone know their meaning. In this class, we will learn prefixes, suffixes, and roots that will help you learn to break down words so you can understand what the word means.

With the knowledge gained in this class, you will have a better understanding as you continue with sciences throughout high school and college as well as the ability to understand the language of medicine.

Recommended Grade Levels

  • 9-12
  • This class is taught at a high school level, but 7th and 8th graders are welcome as well.
  • There is a higher level of expectation for high schoolers vs middle schoolers when it comes to the homework.


  • There aren’t any prerequisites for this class. It is a great class to take in order to understand further biology, anatomy / physiology classes, and to be able to understand what the doctor is recommending.

Course Outline

  • Learning Terminology
  • Prefixes and Suffixes in Medical Terms
  • Body Structure
  • Integumentary System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Nervous System
  • Urinary System
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Blood System
  • Lymphatic and Immune System
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Sensory System

Supplies and Materials

  • Medical Terminology – Language for Health Care 3rd Edition
    Authors: Nina Thierer, Deborah Nelson, Judy K. Ward, La Tanya Young
    Publication: McGraw-Hill copyright 2010
    ISBN: 978-0-07-337472-7


Kendra Currey

Kendra Currey grew up in a family where both her parents were teachers. She loved how they taught and planted a love for learning inside her. After going through school and obtaining her paramedic certification, Kendra desired to help others understand Anatomy and Physiology in order to treat their patient’s properly.

She began teaching at the local Junior College and has been teaching there for 18 years. Kendra also enjoys teaching because it continues to helps her learn more. After working on the ambulance for 20 years, Kendra now has the opportunity to homeschool her children and teach online. She is passionate about anatomy and physiology and looks forward to helping your children learn about the miracle of life!

Kendra Currey is also very passionate about missions and helping others know our Creator. Studying Anatomy and Physiology allows us to really understand how creative God is, and she desires that creation science be taught to our children. Kendra chose this curriculum that brings God the Glory and will emphasize God’s creative touch when He created us as she teaches. She can’t make you love anatomy and physiology, but she desires to help you understand that you are truly fearfully and wonderfully made!

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