An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care is designed to introduce medical terms to readers who have little or no prior knowledge of the language of medicine.
The latest edition of this hugely popular volume retains its effective approach to learning medical terminology by breaking words into their component parts and applying knowledge through exercises and examples from patient care. Throughout the book, information is organised into friendly, accessible, learning modules which are presented in a helpful, template format. Abundant fill-in exercises and helpful diagrams also aid the process of analysing and learning medical terms.
In this latest fifth edition, Andy Hutton has brought the book completely up-to-date by with the addition of new exercises and more information on common pathological conditions, medical procedures and laboratory tests. Each unit now includes a comprehensive list of associated words that are often used in combination with specific medical terms in patient records and medical publications.
An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care is suitable for medical secretaries and clerical staff - particularly those on AMSPAR courses, foundation level nursing and allied health students, CMA (AAMA) candidates and anyone undertaking the SQA National Progression Award in administration for medical receptionists and secretaries.
A self-directed learning package that requires no previous knowledge of medical terminology
New design with icons to direct the reader and facilitate the learning process
Case Histories help put the words into a 'real life' context
Over 120 clear images enable students to associate medical terms with human anatomy and medical equipment
Self-assessment modules allow readers to test their knowledge of the meaning of word components and their association with a disease, anatomical feature or medical specialty
Simple, non-technical descriptions of pathological conditions, symptoms, laboratory tests, medical instruments and clinical procedures
Numerous fill-in word exercises to ensure fast and effective learning
Comprehensive abbreviation lists and a glossary
A valuable resource for readers taking the City and Guilds (AMSPAR) exams or CMA (AAMA) exams in medical terminology
Fresh design and updated artwork program gives added appeal to the volume
Each unit contains a list of common associated words often used in conjunction with specific medical terms in patient records and medical publications
More information on pathological conditions, laboratory tests and clinical procedures
Self-assessment exercises on medical specialties
Revised lists of common abbreviations associated with each speciality
Unit 1 Levels of organization Unit 2 The digestive system Unit 3 The respiratory system Unit 4 The cardiovascular system Unit 5 The blood Unit 6 The lymphatic system and immunology Unit 7 The urinary system Unit 8 The nervous system Unit 9 The eye Unit 10 The ear Unit 11 The skin Unit 12 The nose and mouth Unit 13 The muscular system Unit 14 The skeletal system Unit 15 The male reproductive system Unit 16 The female reproductive system Unit 17 The endocrine system Unit 18 Radiology Unit 19 Oncology Unit 20 Anatomical position Unit 21 Pharmacology and microbiology Unit 22 Final self-assessment tests