Features and Benefits

Personalize learning with MyLab™ Medical Terminology

MyLab Medical Terminology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. No matter their learning style, students will build a solid foundation of medical language through the interactive games, adaptive Dynamic Study Modules, and narrated lectures in MyLab Medical Terminology.

  • Help students become fluent in medical terminology with Med Term Speak & Spell. To be fully fluent in a language, a person must be able to read, write, and converse accurately and clearly. We take the same approach to learning medical terminology— the foundational building block to a successful and safe career in healthcare. Med Term Speak & Spell is designed to start at a basic level and build the user’s comfort level and familiarity with terms, word parts, structures, spelling, and finally, pronunciation. Each Med Term Speak & Spell module is comprised of four parts:
    • Listen and View: The user listens to a pronunciation while viewing its associated image, connecting the pronunciation with the image, and then viewing the word in parts (where appropriate).
    • Listen and Identify: The student listens to a pronunciation while viewing its associated image, and then chooses the correct term from a pool of possible answers.
    • Listen and Spell: The user listens to a pronunciation while viewing its associated image, and then correctly spells the term. The student then clicks “view word parts” to see the term broken into its parts (where appropriate).
    • Listen and Pronounce: To give students the ability to practice their pronunciation, users listen to a pronunciation while viewing the associated image. They can then practice and record their own pronunciation and play it back to compare it to the correct pronunciation. Users can repeat these exercises as many times as they like.
    • Enables personalized learning at scale. Not every student learns the same way and at the same rate. And now, thanks to advances in adaptive learning technology, you no longer have to teach as if they do. The Dynamic Study Modules in MyLab Medical Terminology assess student performance and activity in real time and, using data and analytics, personalize content to reinforce concepts that target each student's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Makes learning medical language fun! Students learn better when they are engaged. To make learning medical language fun, each chapter inside MyLab Medical Terminology has a variety of Interactive Study Games that focus on spelling, pronunciation, A&P, and word building. Students and instructors alike report that these fun games increase students’ medical vocabulary. Supplements your lectures.
  • Offer your students an exceptional lecture component to your course with our book-specific, narrated Guided Lectures. Students can use these lectures to reinforce correct pronunciation of medical terms, prepare for class, or for review after class. This tool is also a great way to reinforce correct pronunciation of medical terms. Additionally, we’ve included an Outline View so that you can quickly navigate to a particular slide, as well as a Notes View for more information.
  • Addresses varied skill levels. Self-Paced Study Modules are engaging tutorials that provide an overview of the content presented in each chapter. These modules are perfect for an interactive, self-paced review of the chapter.

 

Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals, Ninth Edition, features:

 

A time-proven, word-building approach to learning modern medical vocabulary

  • The word-building approach is logical, simple, and proven. Students can easily build medical terms using color-coded commonly used word parts–preparing them to learn any new medical terminology, in any healthcare field, now and into the future
  • The Building Your Medical Vocabulary sections present all words in alphabetical order. This format shows those terms with the same prefix, word root, and/or combining form together, thereby reinforcing the ease of learning medical terminology using the Rice approach.
  • Combining Forms Tables with meanings are included in the Building Your Medical Vocabulary sections in each body system chapter, making it easier for students to quickly learn the foundations of key terms related to each system.

 

Innovative pedagogy, including extensive opportunities to deepen understanding through practice

  • NEW: Insights familiarize readers with some of the latest coding terminology being used in The Complete Official Codebook ICD-10-CM, 2016, better preparing them for their healthcare careers.
  • Three Study and Review exercise sections integrated into each chapter create an engaging and interactive text, offering students practice opportunities immediately after they learn the material.
  • UPDATED: Practical Application exercises based on medical records in Electronic Health Record (EHR) format prepare students to work with the electronic healthcare delivery systems they’ll use in their careers. These exercises challenge readers to apply their understanding of chapter content and include a variety of medical record analyses and ICD-10-CM terminology questions.
  • ALERT! call-outs offer singular to plural spelling tips and other handy suggestions.
  • Rule Reminders stress essential rules, reinforcing the concepts students need to understand medical terminology
  • FYI features provide interesting medical tidbits and lore–piquing students interest, helping them broaden their knowledge, and introducing them to the culture of medicine.
  • UPDATED: Drug Highlights present essential pharmacology information that relates to the subject of the chapter. The trade names of drugs and their availability were verified at the time of this text’s publication in order to provide the most up-to-date information possible.
  • Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests provide an overview of current tests and procedures that are used in the physical assessment and diagnosis of certain conditions/diseases.
  • Case Study vignettes with exercises link medical terminology to real healthcare clients and careers. 
  • Valuable reference appendices (a Glossary of Word Parts, List of Abbreviations and Symbols, and Laboratory Reference Values) offer essential reference information students can use throughout their careers. 
  • UPDATED: Vibrant and instructive images–including anatomically precise diagrams and drawings, authentic medical photographs, and engaging labeling activities–support today's visual learners.

 

Broad coverage that goes far beyond many medical terminology books 

  • More than words and meanings, this text includes concise coverage of all major body structures and functions, and integrated information on pharmaceuticals, diagnostic and lab tests, abbreviations, and lifespan considerations. Students will learn today's terminology in context, and gain insight they can apply in their other courses and in their careers
  • The mental health and mental illness chapter complies with the terminology, criteria, and classifications set by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, published May 2013, helping students work successfully in modern mental health treatment environments.
  • Essentials of body organization, including basic information on the body’s complex arrangement of cells, tissues, organs, and systems, provides an intuitive learning pathway in a body systems-based framework that is used in the real world of healthcare.
  • A full chapter on cancer–including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention-related lifestyle behaviors–prepares students with the terminology they will need to work in oncology settings.
  • Coverage of radiology and nuclear medicine (including interventional radiology) helps students work successfully in positions involving or related to radiology.

Overview

A time-proven, word-building approach to learning modern medical vocabulary

Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals will help students quickly master the modern terminology of healthcare, and learn techniques for decoding any new term throughout their careers. It offers an intuitive system for learning medical vocabulary by building terms from word parts. Every chapter is built around a color-coded word list that shows how word parts are built, pronounced, and defined. Readers are introduced to medical terminology and its essential suffixes and prefixes, and then guided through each key body system. Proven to build both proficiency and confidence in students with a wide range of backgrounds and goals, special topics range from cancer, to mental illness, to lifespan considerations. Innovative pedagogy throughout the book offers plenty of opportunities for students to learn, practice, and connect terminology to real-world clients and clinical settings. The Ninth Edition integrates a new Insights feature that familiarizes readers with some of the latest coding terminology being used in The Complete Official Codebook ICD-10-CM, 2016, better preparing them for working in the field of modern healthcare.

 

Personalize learning with MyLab Medical Terminology

MyLab Medical Terminology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. No matter their learning style, students will build a solid foundation of medical language through the interactive games, adaptive Dynamic Study Modules, and narrated lectures in MyLab Medical Terminology.