Medical Terminology Quick & Concise
Medical Terminology Quick & Concise Medical Terminology Quick & Concise

Medical Terminology Quick & Concise

A Programmed Learning Approach

Publication Date: February 11, 2009
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780781765343
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Using a unique approach, this book is designed to give students an introduction to and basic working knowledge of medical terminology. The focus is on learning the most common medical term components, using these term components to build terms, and analyzing the use of these terms in health records. Its unique approach consists of 3 key elements: programmed learning (perfect for self-study or classroom instruction); contextual learning (students learn the terminology and in how they will encounter the terminology: Signs and Symptoms, Diagnostic, and Therapeutic); and concise content (students are only presented with the key facts and pertinent information.) To bring the content to life, the student will actually follow a cast of characters, including doctors, healthcare providers, and patients.

--Objectives - A quick and concise list of key topics is presented first in each chapter.
--Meet the Patient - Introduces patients in realistic situations in the health care setting. Many are linked to Vital Statistics information, medical records, and profiles of health care professionals.
--Core Term Components - Includes all of the term components featured in the chapter, with their meanings and cross references to corresponding flash card numbers. Suffix tables are green, prefix tables are orange, and combining forms tables are purple. (Flash cards are color-coded accordingly.)
--Self-Instruction and Programmed Review sections - Here, suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms are introduced as term basics in Self-Instruction increments. Next, Programmed Review sections help students quickly take that information and build on it to form new medical terms. Students use the Reveal Card to hide the answers to the fill-in questions posed in the right column. As part of the programmed approach, students may move at their own pace, given the time allotted.
--Vital Statistics - Highlight common diagnostic tests, diseases or disorders, and specific procedures or therapies, often linked to the patients from the Meet the Patient vignettes and the medical records found in the chapter. This is an opportunity for students to expand on their basic knowledge in a meaningful way.
--On Closer Inspection - Even in a quick and concise learning environment, some terms or topics require a second look. These boxes give a bit more depth of content to aid in complete understanding.
--Rx for Success - Enjoy these snippets that give tips and reminders, as well as specific pitfalls to avoid when analyzing terms.
--Key Terms Listing - Correct and clear pronunciation is critical for success as a health-care professional. The key terms introduced in each chapter are listed in this section, each followed by its written pronunciation. Students are also directed to listen to the audio pronunciation for each of these terms on the Student Resources CD-ROM and to reinforce their meaning by writing the definition of each term.
--Medical Record Exercises - Medical records provide real-world context and a chance to apply knowledge in a practical way. Both brief and complete authentic medical records include terms that students have learned. Corresponding questions require students to stretch their thinking and use their new language. Answers to Medical Record Exercises appear at the end of each chapter.
--Flash Cards - A set of flash cards can be found at the back of the text, color coded to match the term components covered in the text. Flash cards are also duplicated electronically on the Student Resources CD-ROM.
--Artwork - Full-color medical illustrations and photographs bring the concepts presented in the textbook to life. Students not only learn, for example, what the term "dermatitis" means; they also see what it looks like.
--Appendices - Appendix A summarizes medical term components in two easy-to-reference lists: (a) term component to English definition and (b) English definition to term component. Appendix B provides a glossary of abbreviations and symbols. Appendix C is a listing of the 50 most frequently prescribed medications, including their therapeutic uses.
Marjorie Canfield Willis CMA-AC
Medical Assisting/Medical Transcription Programs, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

ISBN/ISSN: 9780781765343
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Pages: 424
Pub Date: February 11, 2009
Weight: 1.7


User's Guide


    Getting Started: A Guide to Student Success

  • Chapter 1. Medical Terminology Basics
  • Chapter 2. Anatomic Structures and Terms of Reference
  • Chapter 3. Health Care Records
  • Chapter 4. Symptomatic and Diagnostic Terms
  • Chapter 5. Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
  • Chapter 6. Operative and Therapeutic Terms
  • Appendix A Glossary of Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms

    Appendix B Abbreviations and Symbols

    Appendix C Commonly Prescribed Drugs

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