American Medical Terminology – Topic by Topic Details

 

Introduction:The Components of Medical Words
Cells, Tissues, Organs and Systems
The Digestive System
The Respiratory System
The Cardiovascular System
The Blood
The Lymphatic System
The Urinary System
The Nervous System
The Eye
The Ear
The Skin
The Nose and Mouth
The Male Reproductive System
The Female Reproductive System
The Endocrine System
The Muscular System
The Skeletal System
Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Oncology (Study of tumours/cancer)
Directional Terms
Abbreviations and medical specialities
Word Collections
Glossary of Word Components
Revision Tests CMA (AAMA)
EXAM (Optional – test your knowledge)

 

 

InterActive Medical Terminology – the easy way to learn the language of medicine


Unit 1:
The Components of Medical Words
Description:
This section introduces the language of medicine and shows how medical terms are constructed. It includes interactive exercises on prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes and shows how to read the meaning of a medical word. Animations show how to split and analyze medical words. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Word Exercise Components are joined to make medical words by obeying simple rules.
Word Analysis Click on a button to show how a medical word is split into its components.
Word Matching Definitions are matched to their appropriate words.
Self-assessment Exercise Matching words to their definitions

Unit 2: 
Cells,Tissues, Organs and Systems
Description
This section introduces medical words associated with levels of organization in the body, cells, organs, tissues and systems. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 3:
The Digestive System
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the digestive system from the esophagus to the anus. Also included are terms associated with the pancreas and liver which act as accessory organs to the digestive system. The direction of the flow of bile and pancreatic juice is shown by means of moving arrows. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 4:
The Respiratory System
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the respiratory system from the nose to the alveoli and terms associated with breathing.The direction of the flow of mucus in the trachea is shown by means of moving particles. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 5:
The Cardiovascular System
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the heart and blood vessels. Flash movies indicate the action of a heart valve and moving arrows show the direction of blood flow through the heart and closed circulation. An animation of the formation of atheroma is also shown. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 6:
The Blood
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the components of blood. The main components of whole blood are studied and their separation by centrifuging demonstrated in an animation. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 7:
The Lymphatic System and Immunology
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the lymphatic system and immunology. The process of phagocytosis is demonstrated by an animation of a macrophage destroying a bacterium. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 8:
The Urinary System
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the urinary system. Includes animations of the ultrafiltration of blood by a glomerulus, the direction of flow of urine in a nephron and the flow of urine into the bladder. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 9:
The Nervous System
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the nervous system. Animations show the direction of nerve impulses in three types of neuron and in a reflex arc. Also included is an animation of the role of the meninges. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 10:
The Eye
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the eye. Animations show how the ciliary body contracts and the suspensory ligaments move in the process of accommodation. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 11:
The Ear
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the ear. An animation shows the movement of the ear ossicles.The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 12:
The Skin
Description:
This unit introduces common medical terms associated with the skin. It includes animations of the secretion of sweat and sebum from the sweat glands and sebaceous glands.The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 13:
The Nose and Mouth
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the nose and mouth. Includes animations of the direction of flow of air through the nose and mouth and the stimulation of receptors that detect odors. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 14:
The Male Reproductive System
Description:
This unit introduces common medical terms associated with the testes, penis, seminal vesicles, prostate gland and sperm. Animations show the secretion of seminal fluid by the prostate gland and seminal vesicles, and the fertilization of an egg by a sperm. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 15:
The Female Reproductive System
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the female reproductive system and obstetrics. Animations show the blood supply to the placenta and the process of amniocentesis. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 16:
The Endocrine System
Description:
This unit introduces common medical terms associated with the the system of glands known as the endocrine system. The glands studied here include: the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, pancreas, adrenal gland, ovary and testis. Also included is an animation of the action of an endocrine hormone on a target cell.The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise 1 Click on a component to see its position in the body, then check combining forms associated with these positions.
Anatomy Exercise 2 Drag and drop combining forms to associate them with their anatomical position.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.

Unit 17:
The Muscular System
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the muscular system. Medical terms associated with the three types of muscle are introduced. It also includes animations showing the basic principle of muscle action using the biceps and triceps muscles of the arm and the action of smooth, striated and cardiac muscle.The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise Click on types of muscle then check associated combining forms.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.
Word Check A short, simple list of medical terms, common diseases, abbreviations and procedures that might be used in typical medical practice records. This last section is used for reference only and is non-interactive.

Unit 18:
The Skeletal System
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with the skeletal system. Medical terms associated with bone, cartilage, ligaments, joints, limbs, skull, vertebral column and thorax are introduced. It also includes animations showing the action of intervertebral discs and nutrition of bone.The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Anatomy Exercise Click on components of the skeletal system then match associated combining forms.
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.
Word Check A short, simple list of medical terms, common diseases, abbreviations and procedures that might be used in typical medical practice records. This last section is used for reference only and is non-interactive.

Unit 19:
Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with radiology and nuclear medicine. Medical terms associated with radiology, echography, sonography, ultrasonography, thermography, and scintigraphy are introduced. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.
Word Check

A short, simple list of medical terms, common diseases, abbreviations and procedures that might be used in typical medical practice records. This last section is used for reference only and is non-interactive.


Unit 20:
Oncology
Description:
This unit introduces common medical terms associated with oncology, the study of tumors. Malignant tumors are harmful and are known by the general term cancer. Medical terms associated with the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of different types of cancer are introduced. This unit also contains an animation of normal cell division in the skin followed by the formation and movement of cancer cells (metastasis). The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.
Spelling Exercise You type in medical words that fit a definition and then check your score or make corrections
Flash Cards All the components of words used in this section are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning. Included are prefixes, combining forms of word roots and suffixes.
Dictation Exercise You spell words from dictation. Each word is pronounced when you press a button, the word is entered by typing into a box and checking your score.
Self-Assessment Exercise Interactive exercises that check knowledge of: anatomy, meanings of prefixes, combining forms and suffixes, ability to spell medical terms from their meanings and from dictation.
Word Matching Exercise Match the names of medical words with their definitions by typing an appropriate number into an answer box.
Word Check

A short, simple list of medical terms, common diseases, abbreviations and procedures that might be used in typical medical practice records. This last section is used for reference only and is non-interactive.


Unit 21:
Directional Terms
Description:
This section introduces common medical terms associated with anatomical position and directions. The directional terms superior, inferior, medial, lateral, proximal, distal, deep and superficial are introduced on animated diagrams. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Anatomy Exercises Associating directions within the body
Word Exercise Associating directional terms with their meanings

Unit 22: 
Abbreviations, Medical Specialities, Qualifications and Medical Eponyms
Description:
This unit contains sets of flashcards to enable students to memorise the names of medical specialities and to expand abbreviations associated with disease, pharmacy and medical qualifications. The unit also contains a set of flashcards on medical eponyms relating to disease. Each disease is named after the person who first identified and/or published information about it for example Alzheimer’s disease named after Alois Alzheimer. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
FlashCards Abbreviations and medical specialities are flashed onto the screen for you to guess their meaning.

 


Unit 23:
Word collections
Description:
This unit is intended for revision purposes; at present it contains one exercise on each of the following topics: surgical procedures, colors, people, size & shape and quantity. Each exercise is a revision list of word components followed by a drag and drop exercise. The types of interactive exercise you will use in this section are the:
Dictionary Exercise Components of medical words and their meanings can be repeatedly flashed on to the screen to aid learning.
Word Exercise Components learnt in the dictionary exercises can be dragged and dropped to form medical words associated with their meanings.

Unit 24:
Glossary of Word Components
Description:
This unit is intended for revision purposes only; it lists all word components used in this interactive medical terminolgy course (Units 1-21) The lists of prefixes, suffixes and combining forms of word roots are organised into sets of flash cards that enable students to test their knowledge of the meanings of word components. The type of interactive exercise you will use in this section is the:
FlashCard

Here word components are presented for the student to check or guess their meaning; repetition improves one’s ability to remember the meaning of word components required for the AMSPAR assessment.


Unit 25:
Revision Tests
Description:
This unit contains sets of selection exercises that assess your knowledge of the meanings of prefixes, roots and suffixes. The word components and their meanings will help you study for the CMA (AAMA) exams in medical terminology. The type of interactive exercise you will use in this section is the:
Selection Test

You choose from one of four meanings for each word component scoring one point for each correct answer.

 


Unit 26 Exam:
Description:
Our exam tests your knowledge of medical terminology studied in the course. The exam is entirely optional and individual sections can be taken at any time. If you obtain 90% or more in all assessments we can provide a course certificate that indicates your achievements. Resits for all assessments are available following a period of revision. These are the eight assessments that form our exam:
Assessment

Topic

1

Matching prefixes and suffixes to their meanings (20)

2

Matching combining forms of roots to their meanings (10)

3

Matching medical terms to their meanings (10)

4

Writing medical terms from their definitions (10)

5

Naming medical specialties from their definitions (10)

6

Expanding general medical abbreviations (10)

7

Expanding medical abbreviations relating to body systems (10)

8

Spelling medical terms from dictation (20)
Award of the course certificate indicates the registered candidate has a basic understanding of medical terminology and has achieved competence in in the following learning outcomes:

  • understanding the structure of medical terms including the meaning of common prefixes, combining forms of roots and suffixes
  • associating common medical terms relating to body systems to their meanings
  • writing medical terms from their definitions
  • naming of medical specialties from their definitions
  • writing the full meaning of general abbreviations and those relating to body systems
  • spelling medical terms from dictation
Note: This certificate indicates your scores in the course assessments, it is not a national award.
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