Acquiring Medical Language 2nd edition 9781259638169

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Acquiring Medical Language is language focused. It introduces students to roots with illustrations of body systems and surrounds that information with term blocks that include specific word roots examples containing that root and some interesting facts to make the information more memorable. This exposes students to all the relevant information (the root its meaning its use) so they see how it relates to the other roots in the context of the body system. Each chapter of AML also is structured around the SOAP framework. After introducing the student to the important roots relevant to the body system important medical terms are presented to students under the following learning objectives: S (Subjective) ‰ÛÒ Patient History Problems Complaints; O (Objective) ‰ÛÒ Observation and Discovery; A (Assessment) ‰ÛÒ Diagnosis and Pathology; P (Plan) ‰ÛÒ Treatments and Therapies. The second edition includes the grouping of terms into topic tables within SOAP to help students better understand how terms are related. Examples of topic tables include pathology pharmacology radiology diagnostic procedures etc.

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