Medical Terminology: A Living Language (3rd Edition)

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Boasting a streamlined and reorganized format, the Third Edition provides users with a consistent and logical system to help them build their understanding of medical terminology as it relates to the human body. This book maintains a real-world focus that relates medical terminology to various health professions, thereby capturing the users interest and providing information about potential future health careers. This information is reinforced with various additional study resources that include exercises, a Companion Website, and a CD-ROM free with the book. New to this edition are: redistribution of the Pharmacology chapter throughout the book, Revised Special Topics chapter, Expanded Professional Profile feature, Updated medical terms, Professional Journal exercises, End-of-chapter review list. Practice exercises have also been revised. This book also boasts an abundance of artwork and superior pedagogical package that includes practice exercises and activities, Chart Note Transcription exercises, Med Term Tips, case studies, Pronunciation Practice, Professional Journal, "Getting Connected" multimedia extension exercises, and word building tables. All health professionals and medical terminology students.

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DYNAMIC TOOLS FOR A LIVING LANGUAGE!

Medical Terminology is vital to our careers, our health, and our lives. This text demonstrates how medical terminology is a dynamic and relevant contributor to the world around us.

CAREER APPLICATIONS
  • Professional Profile boxes begin each chapter and highlight health care career options.
  • NEW Professional journal exercises concluding each chapter challenge students to write sentences from the perspective of different health professionals.
  • Med Term Tips in every chapter pique student interest by presenting quick, useful facts they can use in their careers.
ACCURACY AND CONSISTENCY
  • Eye-catching, accurate photographs and illustrations bring body systems and diseases to life underscoring that medical terminology is a living, dynamic language.
  • Pathology sections are integrated to bring a greater context for the terminology.
  • Word Building tables emphasize building words rather than rote memorization.
MULTIMEDIA
  • CD-ROM (packaged free with every text) contains over a dozen types of learning activities for each chapter including a flashcard generator, an audio pronunciation glossary, videos, animations, interactive exercises, and games that quiz students on spelling, word-building concepts, and anatomy.
  • Companion Website ( www.prenhall.com/fremgen ). A text-specific, interactive online workbook that features a variety of quizzes along with an automatic scoring and feedback function. An audio pronunciation glossary and case studies are also included.

About the Author:

Bonnie F. Fremgen is a former associate dean of the Allied Health Program at Robert Morris College. She has taught medical law and ethics courses as well as clinical and administrative topics. In addition, she has served as an advisor for students’ career planning. She has broad interests and experiences in the health care field, including hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians’ offices.

 

Dr. Fremgen holds a nursing degree as well as a master’s in health care administration. She received her PhD from the College of Education at the University of Illinois. She has performed postdoctoral studies in Medical Law at Loyola University Law School in Chicago.

 

Suzanne S. Frucht is an Associate Professor of Physiology at Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU). She holds baccalaureate degrees in biological sciences and physical therapy from Indiana University, an MS in biological sciences at NWMSU, and a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from the University of Missouri—Kansas City.

For 14 years she worked full-time as a physical therapist in various health care settings, including acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, and home health.  Based on her educational and clinical experience she was invited to teach medical terminology part-time in 1988 and became a full-time faculty member three years later as she discovered her love for the challenge of teaching.  She teaches a variety of courses including medical terminology, human anatomy, human physiology, and animal anatomy and physiology. She received Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003

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