Introduction to Medical Terminology focuses on the essential concepts of human anatomy and physiology and the common medical terms related to the body systems. Each chapter opens with a patient case study that highlights the real-world application of medical terminology. Using a student-friendly approach, chapter content has been logically organized by medical word parts, an anatomy and physiology overview, and coverage of diseases and conditions, diagnostic procedures, surgical and therapeutic treatments, and drug therapies. Each chapter review includes a variety of classroom-proven activities designed to build and reinforce students' medical terminology skills. The text is supported by colorful, detailed art developed by expert medical illustrators.
This text was created specifically for high school teachers and their beginning students.
Medical terms are presented in context and dissected into relevant word parts to help beginning students understand the connection between individual word-part meanings and the definitions of terms as a whole.
Patient medical record activities and other special features throughout the text provide students with valuable critical-thinking opportunities while engaging them with the content.
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Table of Contents
1. The Basics and the Body 2. The Skeletal System 3. The Muscular System 4. The Integumentary System 5. The Blood and the Lymphatic and Immune Systems 6. The Cardiovascular System 7. The Respiratory System 8. The Digestive System 9. The Nervous System 10. The Special Senses 11. The Endocrine System 12. The Urinary System 13. The Male Reproductive System 14. The Female Reproductive System
Linda Stanhope - is the Health Science department head and learning leader for the Amarillo Independent School District in Texas. She has been an instructor for more than 20 years and a Health Science Technology curriculum writer for the state of Texas for the past 14 years. Currently, she works with first-year Health Science Technology instructors as a new-teacher training specialist at the annual Professional Development Conference each summer. In addition, Stanhope serves as an Advisor for Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and works with National HOSA to train new advisors. She is a member of the Advisory Board for both the Certified Medical Assistant Program and the Paramedicine Program of Amarillo College. Throughout her career, she has earned major awards including the Health Science Lifetime Distinguished Teacher Award and Texas Health Occupations Teacher of the Year. Stanhope holds a Bachelor of Occupational Education degree from Wayland Baptist University.
Kimberly Turnbull - is a Health Science Technology instructor in the Abilene Independent School District in Texas, where she has taught for more than a decade. A Certified Nursing Aide instructor and supervisor for more than 13 years, she is the Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) Director for Abilene ISD. Turnbull began her career as a nurse for Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, where she specialized in the areas of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Skilled Nursing, and Intensive Care. She has earned multiple awards for her outstanding achievements in Health Science Technology education, including the Texas Outstanding Teacher in Community Service Award from the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the Teacher Tribute Award from Abilene High School. She is a member of the Texas Health Occupations Association (THOA) and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and she has served as a board member for HOSA. Turnbull earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Morningside College. In addition, she holds a certificate in Applied Technology, Training, and Development from University of North Texas.