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Medical Language (3rd Edition) 3rd Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0133346831
ISBN-10: 0133346838
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About the Author

"Susan M. Turley" is an experienced educator and practitioner in many areas of health care. She has worked in acute care, managed care, long-term care, and the physician's office and has held positions in nursing, quality management, infection control, medical assisting, medical transcription, and health information management.

As an educator, she has taught college and community college courses in pharmacology and pathophysiology. She has presented numerous staff inservices in acute care, managed care, and long-term care settings and co-presented numerous all-day seminars for teachers throughout the country. She codeveloped the curriculum and training materials for a nationally distributed medical transcription training program and currently works as a consultant in curriculum development and instructor for a distance learning school with health information management and medical transcription programs.

She is the author of numerous medical and educational articles for national journals, and co-author of two funded national healthcare grants.

She has a Master of Arts degree in adult education, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, and national certification in the fields of health information management and medical transcription.

Her writing is well-known for its clarity in presenting technically difficult material and for a special blend of in-depth coverage that also includes humor and interesting anecdotes to keep interest high.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1088 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (January 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0133346838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0133346831
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I ordered this book brand new. The product description is misleading. It does not include the access code for the online lab. This should have been clearly stated in the the description. I have to pay an additional $55 for the access code because it is required for my Med Terminology class. If i would have known this, I could have bought it used for a lot less than $76.
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Overall, this is an excellent textbook, but all things have positives and negatives. Its a combination of medical terminology and basic A&P, including graphic images/examples in high detail. Its gives a taste of what medical coding or medical transcription would feel like. It gives descriptions of how the terms/body relates to each other.

It categorizies by medical specialities rather than random words (aka neurology, cardiology, immunology, etc). There is almost too much to learn - What do I mean? You better hope your instructor is not someone who likes to quiz hard and use every part of the what the book is teaching. I do realize it would be a great reference book as a person advances in their medical classes/knowledge.

Its a VERY thick book - 932 pages, not including the Index or Appendix. Its quite heavy with smaller font. It provides many exercises/quizzes with the answer in the back. However, the paper is thin paper. If you write on it, you WILL see the indents from the otherside. Its not made for extensive writing. The glossary is not a *easy* quick reference. The glossary is categorized by prefix, suffix, and "combining forms", THEN by alphabetically order. I would of preferred just normal alphabetically order - otherwise you better know the category of the med term, or you may be looking around for a bit.

For the cost in relation to other textbooks, its worth its money. When I was just learning medical terminology, there was ALOT to take it.
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Like other texts I have reviewed, I have taken medical terminology courses before, but none come close to the completeness of this one. If this text is part of your required program, then you are definitely on the right track. Definitely a step above all the rest!
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Daughter is a pre-med student and this is the holy grail for her biology studies. Would recommend this book to anyone getting into the medical field.
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This book does NOT come with the code for the online portion. But my teacher never opened that up for us anyway (and I knew I would not have time for it regardless, as it is only supplementary). So for less than half the cost of the complete set at my college bookstore, this was a bargain. I would ask your instructor if the online portion will be required (I got an A in the class without it).
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I ordered this for my Medical Terminology course that I'm taking online. It is really well written and lends itself well to more of a self study course format which is what I'm doing this semester. Overall I'm really happy with it.

Although if you are planning on buying it used, I'd confirm with the seller to be sure that there isn't a lot of writing in it. I lucked out and my copy hasn't had writing in it, but if it had I don't think quite as much of the content would be sinking in the way it is if I wasn't writing it all out through the exercises in the book.
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I have taken medical terminology before. This edition far surpasses any other I have used. A resource and great tool. I will be keeping this one for my collection for future referencing.
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This is one of the best medical terminology books. It incorporates anatomy & physiology along with the terms or medical language. I recommend it highly!
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