Medical Terminology: A Programmed Learning Approach to the Language of Health Care / Edition 2

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This medical terminology text uses a Programmed Learning approach that is ideal for classroom use, self-paced study, or distance learning. It is broken down into concise self-instruction frames followed by review frames for immediate feedback and reinforcement. Actual medical records and medical record analysis activities are used extensively throughout the book. Highlights of this edition include a more engaging design, additional illustrations, more detailed coverage of term components, chapter objectives checklists, and acronyms and abbreviations charts.

A free bound-in CD-ROM contains Stedman's audio pronunciations and interactive exercises. LiveAdvise: Medical Terminology—an online student tutoring and faculty support service—is free with the book. A fully customizable online course created specifically for this text is available as an additional purchase.

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Reviewer: Timothy H Loomis, AAS in Respiratory Therapy(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This second edition provides students a programmed approach to learning and understanding medical language, either independently or in a classroom setting.
Purpose: The author provides students with self-directed study for learning the origins of medical terms and the construction of these terms when applied to understanding medical records.
Audience: This book was written to prepare students for medical record analyses in the healthcare field. Students can understand how professionals communicate with each other, as well as understand written orders and prescriptions. The author also familiarizes students with the body systems and medical specialty areas.
Features: The first two chapters provide the basics to comprehend the healthcare language using the initial components, using prefixes/suffixes and combining forms that make up each medical term. Chapters 3 thru 15 covers terms associated to body systems along with the explanations of how medical terms are related, combining forms related to diagnoses, symptoms, tests, procedures, surgeries, and therapies. Included is a CD-ROM containing activities to reinforce learning as well as chapter module exercises for a variety of learning tools which provide additional reinforcement so students can choose what fits their learning style. The second edition provides many added features such as color illustrations, an online faculty resource center for instructors, and practice exercises in each chapter to accommodate different learning styles.
Assessment: This book is well written and easy to understand for anyone going into healthcare and it provides many learning tools to meet different learning styles. It will provide excellent instruction for anyone going into healthcare.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781792837
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 825
  • Sales rank: 155,224
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Student
Preface to the Instructor
User's Guide

Chapter 1: Basic Term Components
Chapter 2: Health Care Records
Chapter 3: Integumentary System
Chapter 4: Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 5: Cardiovascular System
Chapter 6: Blood and Lymphatic Systems
Chapter 7: Respiratory System
Chapter 8: Nervous System and Psychiatry
Chapter 9: Endocrine System
Chapter 10: The Eye
Chapter 11: The Ear
Chapter 12: Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 13: Urinary System
Chapter 14: Male Reproductive System
Chapter 15: Female Reproductive System

Appendix A: Glossary of Prefixes, Suffixes, Combing Forms
Appendix B: Abbreviations and Symbols
Appendix C: Commonly Prescribed Drugs

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