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Medical Terminology for Health Professions Paperback – October 30, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-1418081300 ISBN-10: 1418081302 Edition: 5 Pck Pap/

 
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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Delmar Pub; 5 Pck Pap/ edition (October 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1418081302
  • ISBN-13: 978-1418081300
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,899,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Ann Ehrlich is an experienced teacher, professional author and life-long student. She has written numerous books on health topics such as dental assisting, practice management, speech therapy and lymphedema, and has been considered one of the leading experts in the field of medical terminology since 1988.

Carol L. Schroeder has been working over 15 years to find innovative ways to present medical terminology at a level appropriate for this text's students. Her background in technical writing, translating and research is invaluable in continuously updating the content and in creating new activities and approaches, such as the Simplified Syllabus, to enable instructors to present engaging courses that help all students succeed. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

I have been a professional author for many years and it is an occupation that I thoroughly enjoy. Being one of the authors of the textbook "Medical Terminology for Health Professions" is a very special undertaking for me. By working together, and with the support of our publisher, Carol and I have established a creative synergy that has enabled us to achieve our two main goals for this book.
Our primary goal is to enable students to learn medical terms as easy and effectively as possible. We do this through organizing the text by body systems, emphasizing word parts, and generously using full color illustrations. Additional aids, that accommodate varied learning styles, are included in the StudyWARE CD. Here, through a variety of formats, and games, learning fun becomes more fun.
Our second goal, which is of equal importance, is to assist instructors by providing them with quality learning aids. (1) "The Instructors Manual" includes classroom activities, such as "medical mysteries," quizzes, and tips for teachers. (2) Power Points presentations reinforce terms and can be used to correct textbook exercises in class. (3) Animations clarify content and add interest. (4) The Computerized Test Bank speeds creation by the instructor of quality tests. (5) An audio CD is a valuable aid to teach students correct pronunciations of complex terms.
We welcome suggestions from students and teachers as to additional ways in which the book came be made even more user friendly.

Customer Reviews

It was stated in "used" condition but it was actually "Like New".
Giantstan
I found this book to be extremely easy to use and it is written in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
LMS
I am not able to read some of the pages because they are all highlighted and written in.
Tawana Frazier

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nan Collins on November 17, 2007
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This is a GREAT item. Unlike their "Medical Terminology Audio Library" (which was a waste of money) - these CDs have terminology WITH definitions. I wish there were more available like this.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John H. Armstrong on February 24, 2006
Format: Spiral-bound
This book was an excellent resource for someone who has little medical background. Difficult concepts were made easy thanks to the included study aids. I especially liked the various memory tips that were given throughout the book. I would highly recommend this book for novices as well as experts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Barr on January 22, 2010
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While I cannot vouch for the misprints or spelling mistakes cited by another reviewer (and I am something of a proofreader...), I can say that I would not recommend this book. My three biggest gripes are: (1) There is no answer key for the exercises (unless maybe one needs to buy this separately); (2) The glossary is completely inadequate and is also unhelpfully broken into 3 parts: Prefixes and suffixes, Pathologies and Procedures, and Abbreviations. My simple search for a definition of rheumatism (which was one of the vocab words in an early chapter) yielded no results. And look up bursitis and you'll find the definition: "inflammation of a bursa." But if you want to know what a bursa is (or how many of them-- and where-- they are in the body, you're up shick creek. ; and finally (3) The CD-ROM (people still sell CD-ROMs?? what is this, 1985?) only works with Windows.

Overall, this book has the feel of something that was put together 20 years ago and has only been lightly updated since. Just one example: in the immunology chapter, one of the quiz questions asks about the "condition frequently associated with HIV infection." The supposed correct answer? Kaposi's sarcoma. But, in fact, in 2010 (at least in rich countries) the real correct answer is more likely to be Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (the other choices are lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myoma). KS is rarely seen in the clinic these days, while NHL is unfortunately increasingly common among long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. Oh, and the flash cards are just plain silly. Makes it seem like this book was put together for pre-schoolers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. Luong on September 6, 2007
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This book is very helpful and has a lot of study questions. There are flashcards in the back to help review for tests and absorb the material better. Also, it includes a CD for more practice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LMS on November 22, 2006
Format: Spiral-bound
I am just about finished with my first semester studying medical transcription at a Technical college. This book was required for one of my classes. I love this book. I love the way it is laid out and I especially like the quizzes at the end of each chapter. I found this book to be extremely easy to use and it is written in a way that is clear and easy to understand. I would definitely recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim Bishop on December 6, 2007
Format: Spiral-bound
I found too many errors within this text. I was amazed that they were not located in the proofing prior to selling. I had no choice but to use this book for a class in Medical Assisting. Major errors including defining terms with the wrong definition. One section states a word meaning one thing and then the next section had a complete different definition. I recommend any instructor seeing this to use another text.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Daricek on August 11, 2008
Format: Spiral-bound
This book was great. Not only did they describe important terms in detail, they had many illustrations to help interpret the meanings. The book also had premade flash cards and the CD had great learning games. It was concise, yet very education.
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When I ordered this book, there were two orders processed due to an error by the Amazon.com ordering page. When I contacted the seller to cancel one of the books, they said it was "too late" to cancel, but I could return one of the books for a full refund. The two books arrived in the same package, which I thought was unusual, and I returned one for my refund. Although it has been over three weeks since returning it, I have not received my refund, nor can I get the seller to answer my e-mail inquiries. Although the book I purchased (for my mother's college course) was in acceptable condition, I am very wary of this seller for not refunding my money or responding to my numerous inquiries. Use caution when dealing with this seller.
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