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Mr. Jamaal Robinson


Published on 8/15/2016

Course: Medical Terminology                          Instructor: Dr. Jamaal Robinson        

Text:   Introduction to Medical Terminology     Author: Ann Erlich/Carol Schneider

Additional Text: Exploring Medical Language

Instructor e-mail:        jamaal.robinson@lcisd.org

Conference:                               2nd period    

Tutorials:                          MT: 3:30- 4:00

Course Objectives and Overview

This course provides an overview of the history, science, social and cultural aspects, diagnosis, and treatment procedures of medicine through language. On completion of this course the student will be able to

  • Define the meaning of medical terminology word roots, suffixes, and prefixes
  • Recognize and understand basic medical terms
  • Identify and decipher medical abbreviations
  • Spell and pronounce basic medical terminology
  • Analyze unfamiliar terms using the knowledge of word roots, suffixes and prefixes gained in the course


Course Chronology


  • Module 1 - Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • Module 2 - Human Body In Health and Disease
  • Module 3 - Skeletal System
  • Module 4 - Muscular System
  • Module 5 - Cardiovascular System
  • Module 6 - Lymphatic and Immune System
  • Module 7 - Respiratory System
  • Module 8 - Digestive System
  • Module 9 - Urinary System
  • Module 10 - Nervous System
  • Module 11 - Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears
  • Module 12 - Skin: The Integumentary System
  • Module 13 - Endocrine System
  • Module 14 - Reproductive System
  • Module 15 - Diagnostic Procedures and Pharmacology


We will use the textbook in addition to these resources and teaching methods.



Interactive review exercises

Audio playback so students can hear the terms

Explanations of answers

Wide variety of games to enhance learning

Tests to demonstrate knowledge

Case studies

Glossary with audio pronunciations

Multimedia animations

Good old fashioned flash cards




Materials and Supplies:

Immediate: Preferred note taking method, highlighters in at least 4 different colors, a packet of 3x5 notecards. Please bring a box of facial tissue and a bottle of hand sanitizer for classroom use.

Throughout the year: Poster board, arts and crafts resources. There will be GRHS scrubs and spiritwear available in early September.


Students receive a progress report every 3 weeks and a term grade every 6 weeks. Students and parents are invited to keep up with grades online using SKYWARD. There will be traditional exams, case studies, proficiency skills tests, peer evaluation, Socratic seminars, and group projects. Letter grades are according to LCISD policy. 

Extra credit is offered for attendance at George Ranch High School Medical Lecture Series events, and/or Oakbend Medical Center Guest Lectures. Student must have proof of attendance.

Instructor Expectations:

Successful students will simply be:  Respectful of others, Responsible, and Honest

Dress code, attendance, behavior rules correspond to George Ranch High School Student Handbook standards.

Students may have a water bottle containing water only to drink during class. No eating in class unless it is a planned activity.

Hair brushes, mirrors and other grooming items are not allowed out during class time- we will begin modeling medical professionalism and infection control in our own lives.

Computer use is part of this class, but privileges can be rescinded for inappropriate use. Don’t log in until instructed, and we will use only assignment related sites.

You are responsible to inquire about missed assignments- I will not seek you out to get your work turned in. The class Secretary will help you.

Classroom tables and chairs are arranged to aid in instruction. Leave them as placed unless instructed to move them. Our chairs have wheels- safety PLEASE!

Music players, headphones, and earbuds are put away upon entering the classroom.


 Participation in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) professional organization is also HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.


Classroom Leadership

Healthcare professionals are leaders. Students will have the option of seeking a classroom leadership position. Each Health Science has these offices:

President: Greets peers as they come in, ensures that warm-up activity is started, leads current events discussions when they are assigned. Leads class when teacher is away for any reason- assisting sub to ensure that no instructional time is lost.

Secretary: Takes manual attendance to ensure a back up to teacher Skyward roll. Collects assignments at the beginning of the period and stamps them with the date for documentation of late work. Returns graded work. Assists students who were absent with getting missed assignments.

Librarian: Distributes class sets of books, ensures that they are all turned in at the end of the period. Decides how to display student work.

Safety/AV: Our technical person who knows how to use projectors, SMART boards, etc. as well as our leader in emergency drills. Also ensures that our classroom is a safe place by looking for hazards.

Public Relations: Sits by the door so that classroom interruptions can be handled without disruption. Also introduces guest speakers and ensures that “Thank You” notes are sent.

 Classroom Policies and Procedures

1. Be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings.
2. I will dismiss you from class, not the bell.
3. Assignments are to be in blue or black ink only.
4. White-out will not be accepted.
5. No primping or polishing in class. Supplies will be collected.
6. No popping gum, eating food, or drinks (except water) allowed in class. No cell phone use allowed. Keep them in backpacks and off.
7. Westside student policies and code of conduct will be enforced.
8. Once you are in the class, you will remain in the class.
9. Raise your hand if you have a question. If you do not understand something, ask me for a better 

(note to parents: teacher supervision is, of course, always part of all of these tasks but we encourage student engagement and investment in a student-led environment)

Teacher Profile

Mr. Jamaal Robinson
Health Science Tech Hs

I am excited to be at George Ranch! I have been teaching high school, college level courses, Practicum in Health Science, and coaching track for over 14 years. I graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana and have been a chiropractor for twelve years now.I am excited to be the new head boys Cross Country coach and continuing on the success of the program! HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is a organization that is dear to my heart and I am looking forward to help grow HOSA and the Health Science program! 


Tutorial Schedule: Monday and Tuesday 3:30-4:00

HOSA Meetings- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in room 2329

GRHS Medical Guest Lecturers- 2nd Tuesdays of the month from 3:35 to 4:30pm


1st Period: Cross Country

2nd Period: Conference

3rd Period: Health Science

4th Period: Health Science

5th Period: Medical Terminology

6th Period: Health Science

7th Period: Medical Terminology

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