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Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics

Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics
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By: Cindy Destafano and Fran Federman

ISBN: 978-1-61960-580-0
Format: Softcover
Copyright: ©2015
Subject: Medical Terminology
Grade Level: 13-14
Retail Price: $60.00
School Price: $45.00


Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics is a dynamic worktext-and-multimedia program that delivers a streamlined, activity-oriented approach to teaching students the terms they need to know to be successful in a health sciences career. Organized by body systems, the worktext covers essential root words, prefixes, and suffixes and summarizes common diseases and disorders, diagnostic tests and procedures, and therapeutic treatments. Activities and assessments are interspersed throughout the text to reinforce students' knowledge and understanding of medical terms and their meanings. When students have completed the worktext, they should be able to accurately label anatomical diagrams; build, dissect, and define terminology related to the body systems; correctly spell and pronounce medical terms; identify common medical abbreviations and acronyms; and interpret medical records.
  • A uniquely streamlined, consistent learning method encourages mastery of medical terminology word elements through hands-on, activity-based learning rather than rote memorization.
  • Dynamic, interactive exercises on the companion and mobile websites reinforce student comprehension by providing valuable practice in identifying, building, and dissecting medical terms.
  • Practical activities, such as medical record interpretation and healthcare internship scenarios, bring real-world relevancy to the subject.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Medical Terminology
  2. The Integumentary System
  3. The Digestive System
  4. The Musculoskeletal System
  5. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  6. Special Sensory Organs: Eye and Ear
  7. The Nervous System
  8. The Male and Female Reproductive Systems
  9. The Respiratory System
10. The Cardiovascular System
11. The Endocrine System
12. The Urinary System

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 3 (PDF, 982 KB)
   sample Chapter 6 (PDF, 933 KB)
Common Cartridge, 1yr. Individual Subscription
     LMS Integration (Web Link, Medical Terminology)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 7 (PPS, 6.59 MB)
Mobile Companion Website
   sample View Mobile Site (m.g-wlearning.com, Health Sciences)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Health Sciences)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


Texas Correlation
   PDF Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics TEKS (PDF, 376 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Cindy Destafano - is an Instructor at the Consolidated School of Business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in a variety of allied health subjects, including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, law and ethics for medical careers, medical coding, and medical transcription. Previously she was the Program Coordinator for the Medical Administrative Assistant degree program, for which she developed and wrote the curriculum. Before joining the Consolidated School of Business, she served as the Program Director for the Radiologic Technology degree program at Lancaster Regional Medical Center and taught courses in Medical Imaging. Destafano is the coauthor of Essentials of Medical Transcription, Advanced Medical Transcription, and The Mentor Program Workbook. She is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technology, the American Registry of Radiologic Technology, and the American Academy of Professional Coders. A graduate of Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Destafano is a Registered Radiologic Technologist and a certified Insurance and Coding Specialist.

Fran Federman - is a Business Instructor and Educational Consultant in York, Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in the Microsoft® Office software suite, business principles, entrepreneurship, accounting, and medical billing and reimbursement. She has also developed the curricula for a variety of subjects including business management, personal finance, and sports marketing. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from the City University of New York (CUNY), Federman obtained a teaching certificate and launched her career as a Business Education Instructor. She was a Curriculum Director for the Consolidated School of Business, where she assisted in the development and coordination of internship/cooperative programs. She holds a Master of Science degree in Education from Virginia Tech and completed additional postgraduate coursework at Gratz College. Federman is the author or coauthor of several books and journal articles, including Essentials of Medical Transcription, Advanced Medical Transcription, The Mentor Program Workbook, and The Role of the Business Teacher in Guidance.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 978-1-61960-580-0 $60.00$45.00
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription Purchase
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code 978-1-63563-014-5 $30.00$22.50
* Common Cartridge, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code 978-1-63563-108-1 $34.00$25.50*
* Instructor's Edition 978-1-61960-584-8 $92.00$69.00*
* Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-61960-585-5 $264.00$198.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 978-1-61960-586-2 $248.00$186.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 978-1-61960-587-9 $240.00$180.00*
* Online Instructor Resources, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code 978-1-61960-582-4 $100.00$75.00*
Mobile Companion Website View Site
Companion Website View Site
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