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Designed for self-instruction or classroom use, this quick and easy textbook is ideally suited for one- or two-credit medical terminology courses. The text is brief yet sufficiently comprehensive to give users a sound understanding of terminology. Part One covers the basics of word analysis, word parts, and word building; Part Two focuses on the major body systems. Each chapter includes word tables, review exercises, and illustrations.

A bonus CD-ROM includes a pronunciation glossary with approximately 1,500 terms, plus interactive exercises and a final exam. LiveAdvise: Medical Terminology online faculty support and student tutoring services are available free with each text. An online course for use with WebCT or Blackboard is also available.

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Reviewer: LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Advocate Health Care)
Description: This is a textbook for the study of medical terminology in a classroom for a 1 or 2 credit-hour course or as independent study. The book includes a CD-ROM with interactive exercises, audio pronunciation glossary, quiz bank with 20 questions per chapter and a pre-test and final examination. The purchase of the book also makes available Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) "LiveAdvise" with its free online tutoring and instructor course assistance. It provides assistance to instructors who are teaching a course as well to students who need help with the subject matter.
Purpose: The purpose is to teach medical terminology by the means of written communication including both graphic illustration and the parallel arrangement of words. The book contains more than 80 full-color illustrations to promote learning.
Audience: The audience includes classroom students taking a medical terminology course in a community college, vocational school, or university. The individual reader may be an independent study student who is looking to learn medical terminology from the beginning or to refresh a prior knowledge of medical language. The author is an instructor of medical terminology in a college in Ontario, Canada.
Features: The first four chapters introduce medical terminology: analyzing medical terms, common suffixes, common prefixes, and building medical terms: the foundation of medical terminology. Chapters 5 through 18 address specific body systems. Each chapter presents basic anatomy and physiology for the body system and illustrations to provide an image. Chapters include exercises and quizzes, with the answers in the appendix. Excerpts from medical documents are presented for "Deciphering Medical Documentation" to provide a glance at reality in medical reports so that students can practice reading real-world documentation. The author uses tables extensively to support words and their meanings.
Assessment: This is a colorful, easy to read and comprehend medical terminology textbook. I particularly like the inclusion of real-life medical documentation in "Deciphering Medical Documents" that allows students to put to use their new knowledge as they will have to do everyday on the job. Appendix B, Commonly Prescribed Drugs, is a nice feature as drug names, both trade and generic, are found in all forms of medical documentation. The CD-ROM is useful for studying. As the title describes, this is a very nice book for A Short Course in Medical Terminology. I think a student would find it easy to use and the LWW "LiveAdvise" is a nice feature that supports instructor leadership and student development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781747677
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Anatomy of Medical Terms

Chapter 1: Analyzing Medical Terms
Chapter 2: Suffixes
Chapter 3: Prefixes
Chapter 4: Building Medical Terms

Part II: The Medical Terms of Anatomy

Chapter 5: Anatomical Systems Chapter 6: The Eye Chapter 7: The Ear
Chapter 8: Integumentary System Anatomy
Chapter 9: Integumentary System Word Building
Chapter 10: The Skeletal System
Chapter 11: Skeletal System Word Building
Chapter 12: The Muscular System
Chapter 13: Muscular System Word Building
Chapter 14: The Heart
Chapter 15: The Blood and Blood Vessels
Chapter 16: Blood and Vascular System Word Building
Chapter 17: The Respiratory System
Chapter 18: Respiratory System Word Building
Chapter 19: The Digestive System
Chapter 20: Digestive System Word Building
Chapter 21: The Nervous System
Chapter 22: Nervous System Word Building
Chapter 23: The Endocrine System
Chapter 24: The Immune System
Chapter 25: The Urinary System
Chapter 26: The Reproductive System
Chapter 27: Reproductive System Word Building

Part III: The Branches of Medicine

Chapter 28: Additional Medical Specialties
Chapter 29: Terminology of Some Prominent Allied Health Disciplines
Chapter 30: Final Exam

Index and Glossary

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