Mastering Medical Terminology

Australia and New Zealand

By

  • Sue Walker, BAppSc (MRA), GradDip (Public Health), MHlthSc, Director, National Centre for Health Information Research and Training (NCHIRT) and Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • Maryann Wood, BBus (Health Admin), MHlthSc, Lecturer, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • Jenny Nicol, BBus (Health Admin), MPH, Visiting academic School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Mastering Medical Terminology: Australia and New Zealand is the essential resource for Australian and New Zealand students of medical terminology.

Featuring entirely Australian spelling and pronunciation, this comprehensive guide forms part of a suite of learning tools which comprises the  full-colour reference text, a workbook which can either be purchased in paperback or online and a mobile phone app. All compenents of this suite are available for separate purchase to enable you to pick and choose the right package for your learning requirements.

With an accessible and user-friendly approach, the text will help you learn how to break down words into their component parts and memorise the meanings of these parts. The introductory section is followed by a logical progression of chapters devoted to individual body systems and systemic diseases, offering each area’s associated vocabulary, concepts and pronunciation guides as well as review activities for self-testing.

The book also includes two areas not normally covered in medical terminology texts: ‘Complementary and Alternative Therapies’ and ‘Public Health, Epidemiology and Research Terms’.

Mastering Medical Terminology: Australia and New Zealand is an indispensable learning guide, making the scholarship of medical terminology not only manageable, but fun!

Evolve Resources for Instructors Only
Visit http://evolve.elsevier.com/AU/Walker/medterm/ for additional teaching resources:
- Testbank
- PowerPoint slides
- Lesson plans and a semester plan
- Image bank

Accompanying app available: MedWords
- Listen and learn audio glossary featuring over 2,000 terms
- Record and playback function to check your pronunciation
- Test yourself with MCQs and flashcards

Available for purchase now from the App Store! Stay tuned for the Android version coming soon!

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Book information

  • Published: November 2012
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-8111-0


Table of Contents

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1: Basic Word Structure

Chapter 2: Building a Medical Vocabulary


MODULE 2: THE BODY AS A FRAMEWORK

Chapter 3: The Body as a Whole

Chapter 4: Muscular System

Chapter 5: Skeletal System

Chapter 6: Integumentary System


MODULE 3: INTERNAL WORKINGS OF THE BODY

Chapter 7: Mental Health

Chapter 8: Digestive System

Chapter 9: Cardiovascular System

Chapter 10: Haematology

Chapter 11: Lymphatic and Immune Systems

Chapter 12: Respiratory System

Chapter 13: Nervous System

Chapter 14: Endocrine System

Chapter 15: The Senses

Chapter 16: Urinary System

Chapter 17: Male Reproductive System

Chapter 18: Female Reproductive System

Chapter 19: Obstetrics and Neonatology


MODULE 4: SYSTEMIC CONDITIONS

Chapter 20: Oncology

Chapter 21: Infectious Diseases

Chapter 22: Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Chapter 23: Pharmacology


MODULE 5: SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

Chapter 24: Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Chapter 25: Public Health, Epidemiological and Clinical Research Terms