Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions
Andrea M. Nelson, University of West Florida
Katherine Greene, University of West Florida
Copyright Year: 2021
Publisher: University of West Florida Pressbooks
Conditions of Use
The text comprehensively covers medical terms in each body system, with a couple of introductory chapters. It covers the span of life with a dedicated obstetrics chapter, which I have not seen in other texts. read more
The text comprehensively covers medical terms in each body system, with a couple of introductory chapters. It covers the span of life with a dedicated obstetrics chapter, which I have not seen in other texts.
No inaccuracies identified.
Medical terminology does not easily or often change, but the text could be easily updated from time to time to include new disease states or terms.
No issues with clarity identified.
Each chapter has a consistent format with link to video overview and active learning activities interspersed throughout.
The organization by body system allows an instructor to assign the appropriate amount of content to correspond with course credit hours.
The online version is easy to navigate. The search function doesn't work as I would expect it to.
The online version is easy to navigate. The pdf download has none of the interactive features. It would be nice if the pdf version could somehow include the active learning exercises in each chapter, with an answer key appendix.
No grammatical errors identified.
Does not appear to be culturally insensitive.
I could easily adopt this text for my web-instructed undergraduate medical terminology class. The interactive features are helpful to engage students. A summary quiz at the end of each chapter would be a nice added feature.
Very well done. read more
Very well done.
Very accurate and not biased.
If updates are needed, they could be added with ease.
Well written text.
Very user friendly. Easy to read and assign chapters.
I did not encounter any issues.
Not insensitive or offensive.
My only concern is for the student who has no prior exposure to medical terminology, healthcare training or will not have a clinical role in healthcare. I would not want them to get overwhelmed by the depth of detail in each chapter. I would suggest a section in each chapter that contains exercises for students to test their understanding of the subject matter read, practice correctly writing the terms and the like. Visual learning is only one way for students to absorb content. I would have to create ways to test their understanding to be graded using quizzes, a research project, midterm and final exam. I'm on the fence if the content in the textbook is too deep for only needing a basic understanding of medical terms.
Systematic flow of each body system to include root word, prefix, suffix, anatomy, physiology, video and practice in each section. Logical to follow. read more
Systematic flow of each body system to include root word, prefix, suffix, anatomy, physiology, video and practice in each section. Logical to follow.
No issues noted. Very accurate.
Timeless interpretation of terminology would make the on line text need updating only if new medical information becomes available.
Detailed explanations of terminology, anatomy and physiology with pertinent examples and word practice at the end of each body system.
Each section is consistent by acknowledging medical diseases, disorders, and procedures related to the root words. Good follow through in each body system.
This on line book can be assigned in a particular order relevant to other class material and does not need to be completed in any particular time frame. Pleasurable reading.
The format of each section (body system) is in a progressive fashion and is put together with a video near the beginning and word games at the end of each section. Good sequencing noted throughout.
Charts are easy to navigate.
There is an identical format what is easy to assimilate.
No diversive issues noted. Represents the full spectrum of human anatomy and physiology.
Marvelous understanding of the root words, prefix, suffix and detailed anatomy and physiology. The videos and word matches at the end of each section put the meaning crystal clear.
This textbook covers all of the body systems, the word parts and rules, and prefixes and suffixes. read more
This textbook covers all of the body systems, the word parts and rules, and prefixes and suffixes.
This book is very accurate. No discrepancies or errors were noted in the textbook.
Medical terminology is a subject that does not change over the years. As new diseases and technologies arise, they can easily be incorporated into the content.
The language used in the book is clear and pronunciations of the terminology is provided throughout the e-book. This is an easy to read book for high school or college level students.
The chapters are consistent in there format and organization throughout the textbook. It is easy to follow for the student.
The chapters are broken down into sections which make it easy to read. The videos are shown within the textbook, so the user is not taken to another site. One suggestion would be to have a link to the next chapter at the bottom of the page rather than scrolling up to the top to choose the next chapter from the left side menu.
The organization of this textbook is exactly what you would expect for a Medical Terminology textbook. It is divided into chapters by body system.
There are no apparent issues with the interface. As noted above, the videos are shown within the textbook window, so the user is not taken to another site.
I did not note any grammatical errors in this textbook.
Cultural sensitivity is not really relevant with medical terminology. This language is used in many countries in order to be able to communicate in the same language.
I agree that the best use of this book in the online internet version. This is a very comprehensive medical terminology book. It covers all of the body systems and word building of medical terminology. The chapters provide many opportunities to practice what the student has learned.
I liked that each chapter has the learning objectives listed at the beginning. I would have liked to see chapter summaries for the students to study.
I think that this book could easily be incorporated into an online class, however, some work would be involved making PowerPoints, homework and quizzes.
Overall, this is an excellent Medical Terminology book.
Systems-based organization and includes all body systems. read more
Systems-based organization and includes all body systems.
No errors or issues noted
Medical terminology is something that rarely changes. Context activities may change over time, as does disease prevalence and knowledge, but new terms or different terms are not common.
Clear descriptions and use of technical and non-technical language.
The organization is the same across each chapter making the book easy to access and navigate. Language and flow are consistent.
Text is easy to navigate. It may be helpful to provide some in-chapter navigation on the lower menu bar. For example, the previous and next chapters are linked on the left and right margins of the bottom, and chapter components such as diseases / anatomy / etc. could be added to the center. It may not all fit, but even having a couple of navigation points within the chapter would be helpful.
Good organization and order of chapters.
This is one of my greatest difficulties. Navigation within chapters would be helpful. The incorporation of activities, particularly the labeling activities and Medical Terms in Context, are difficult with a regular laptop screen. The text and answer selections are often not on the same screen, making the activity more tedious to complete. Some of the labeling activities also have large images that put the image and answer selections on different screens.
The "Did You Know", "Objectives" and colored boxes contain wasted space. They're excessively large especially in the header, and when viewing on a laptop is often half the screen if not more.
The PDF version often has issues of inconsistent font size and misalignment of tables.
No grammatical errors found. I appreciated the bold and linked words, with the ability to see definitions with one click. It might be helpful to have a sidebar with the important words and definitions / information in the section, but that might not be feasible with formatting.
Hard to assess for medical terminology.
The best way to use this text is online with solid internet. The PDF version is frustrating as there are no activities or practice opportunities, and there are issues with the organization and appearance such as misaligned tables and font size differences. When internet is good but not great, none of the videos are viewable.
The activities and practice opportunities in the online book are very helpful and enjoyable. Their length is appropriate to encourage use and they are strategically placed throughout the chapters.
I did have trouble with the search tool, as things I entered went to the glossary but always included the beginning of the glossary. For example, a search for "diplopia" showed the following:
Abdominal Pertaining to the abdomen (National Cancer Institute, n.d.) Abdominoplasty Surgical repair of the abdomen (National Library of Medicine, 2021) Abduction Moving the limb or hand laterally away from the body, or spreading the fingers or toes (Betts et al., 2013) Abductor Moves the bone away from the midline (Betts et al., 2013) Ablation The Read more »
Learning Objectives Examine the anatomy of the sensory systems Determine the main functions of the sensory systems Differentiate the medical terms of the sensory systems and common abbreviations Discover the medical specialties associated with the sensory systems Recognize common diseases, disorders, and procedures related to the sensory systems Sensory Systems Word Parts Click on prefixes, Read more »
Overall, the authors did a wonderful job of developing a thorough and practical text. I appreciate the thought that went into the interactive nature of the book and the availability to exercises to practice knowledge.
This textbook is very inclusive in the content area. It not only discusses the word but breaks down medical terminology to help learners to easily decipher the meaning of a medical term . read more
This textbook is very inclusive in the content area. It not only discusses the word but breaks down medical terminology to help learners to easily decipher the meaning of a medical term .
There was no inaccuracies detected throughout the text.
This text is very relevant and will easily be updated if needed.
This is an easy to read text and would be a valuable resource for new learners. The ebook offers videos and learning activities throughout.
The text is internally consistent with an easy to follow framework.
The modules in this text are easy to navigate and locate specialty sections.
This text is clearly organized and easy to navigate.
There is no significant navigation problems or confusing features.
There is clear grammar throughout the text.
There is no offensive content in this textbook or language that can be viewed as culturally insensitive.
Learning objectives are listed at the introduction of each section followed by a guide on how to break down each system's medical terms. Throughout each section there are diagrams, charts, and additional videos in the ebook which reinforces the content. The book is organized and easy to navigate.
Table of Contents
- 1. Word Parts and Rules
- 2. Prefixes and Suffixes
- 3. Body Terminology
- 4. Sensory Systems
- 5. Integumentary System
- 6. Skeletal System
- 7. Muscular System
- 8. Nervous System
- 9. Cardiovascular System
- 10. Blood Vessels and Blood
- 11. Lymphatic and Immune Systems
- 12. Respiratory System
- 13. Digestive System
- 14. Endocrine System
- 15. Urinary System
- 16. Male Reproductive System
- 17. Female Reproductive System
- 18. Obstetrics
About the Book
Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions is an Open Educational Resource (OER) that focuses on breaking down, pronouncing, and learning the meaning of medical terms within the context of anatomy and physiology. This resource is targeted for Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences, and Pre-Professional students.
About the Contributors
Andrea M. Nelson, PT, DPT, GCS, CLT, University of West Florida
Katherine Greene, MPH, University of West Florida