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Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics, 2nd Edition

By: Cindy Destafano and Fran Federman
Copyright: 2020
Subject: Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics is an interactive, print and online work text that introduces students to the language of medicine. Through numerous activities, students will learn the meanings of word parts and spell, pronounce, break down, and build medical terms integral to the field of health sciences. Organized by body system, this work text covers essential root words, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations and also summarizes common diseases and disorders, diagnostic tests and procedures, and therapeutic treatments. Students will not only learn, but will also practice, using these terms as they interpret written and audio examples of medical records and become comfortable with the word parts they need to master medical terminology.
  • A uniquely streamlined, consistent learning method encourages the mastery of medical terms and word parts through activities involving memorization, spelling and pronunciation, word dissection and building, and the interpretation of medical records. Activities also familiarize students with medical dictionaries and encourage students to recall previously learned information in cumulative reviews.
  • Practical activities involving medical record interpretation and healthcare internship experiences bring medical terminology to life by offering students a window into the healthcare field.
  • With an online EduHub subscription, students can access e-flash cards for anatomy and physiology vocabulary and word parts. Students can also listen to pronunciations of medical terms, complete autograded activities in the book, and access additional practice activities using any Internet-enabled device.
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EduHub, 1yr. Student Access Key Code 978-1-63563-448-8

EduHub offers an online collection of eBook content, interactive practice, and test preparation. Additionally, students have the ability to view and submit assessments, track personal performance, and view feedback via the Student Report option.

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  • Fixed layout eBook works well on all devices. Interactive features include highlighting and note-taking capabilities.
  • eBook Activities (self-assessment activities from the textbook)
  • More Practice
    • E-Flash Card Activities
    • Audio Activities (Pronounce It, Chart Notes)
    • More Practice (Vocabulary Game, Matching Activity, Spelling Challenge)
  • Instructor led eAssignments
Bundle (Text + EduHub, 1yr. Student Access Key Code) 978-1-63563-504-1
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  • Fixed layout eBook works well on all devices. Interactive features include highlighting and note-taking capabilities.
  • eBook Activities (self-assessment activities from the textbook)
  • More Practice
    • E-Flash Card Activities
    • Audio Activities (Pronounce It, Chart Notes)
    • More Practice (Vocabulary Game, Matching Activity, Spelling Challenge)
  • Instructor led eAssignments
    • Chapter Review Activities (end of chapter textbook questions)
    • Exams
  • Instructor eBook
  • Lesson plans, answer keys, and presentations for PowerPoint® are included within the Instructor Resources.
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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
Appendix A: Medical Word Parts
Appendix B: Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms
About the Author(s)

Cindy Destafano - as an instructor at the Consolidated School of Business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has taught 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. She was also 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 and the American Registry of Radiologic Technology. She is a graduate of Elizabethtown College with a bachelor of science in business administration. Destafano is also a registered radiologic technologist and graduated from the Lancaster General Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.

Fran Federman - served for many years a business instructor and educational consultant in York, Pennsylvania. She taught courses in the Microsoft Office software suite, business principles, entrepreneurship, accounting, and medical billing and reimbursement. She has also developed 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 and 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. Federman continues to provide consulting services.