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An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care

Churchill Livingstone Title
ISBN: 978-0-7020-4495-3

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An Introduction to Medical Terminology for Health Care , 5th Edition

A Self-Teaching Package

By Andrew Hutton, BSc, MSc

440 pages
Trim Size 10 7/8 X 8 5/8 in
Copyright 2017
$61.95, Paperback, Reference

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A thorough knowledge of medical terminology is essential for all health care roles whether clinical or administrative in nature. The new edition of this attractive and easy to use self-directed learning manual provides a simple, interactive and comprehensive guide to the language of medicine.

Key Features

  • 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

New to this Edition

  • 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

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Author Information

By Andrew Hutton, BSc, MSc, Lecturer in Life Science, Edinburgh, UK

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