The suite comprises: a full-colour textbook; a practical workbook with the option of a hard copy or online version packed with a variety of questions and activities; and extensive online resources... A mobile phone app is also available
Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) November 23, 2012
A new textbook from Elsevier Australia is set to delight Australian and New Zealand students contending with the often-difficult vocabulary of medicine.
The newly published 'Mastering Medical Terminology: Australia and New Zealand' is a comprehensive suite of learning tools, which work together to simplify and demystify medical terminology.
The ultimate package for medical, nursing and health professions students, the suite comprises: a full-colour textbook; a practical workbook with the option of a hard copy or online version packed with a variety of questions and activities; and extensive online resources. All components of this suite are available for separate purchase to enable you to pick and choose the right package for your learning requirements.
A mobile phone app is also available to complete the learning package for students of medical terminology. The app makes it especially easy for students to study on the move, listen to an audio glossary of over 2,000 medical terms or record and play back to check their pronunciation.
All facets of the 'Mastering Medical Terminology: Australia and New Zealand' suite contain entirely local spelling and pronunciation. With its local, accessible approach, this great health package shows students how to break complex medical words down into their component parts and memorise the meanings of these parts.
The textbook contains over 20 chapters devoted to individual body systems and systemic diseases. These feature each area’s associated vocabulary, key concepts and pronunciation guides as well as review activities for self-testing.
'Mastering Medical Terminology: Australia and New Zealand' also breaks new ground by including two chapters addressing contemporary areas not normally covered in medical terminology texts: Complementary and Alternative Therapies and Public Health, Epidemiology and Research Terms.
Aligning with the textbook, the workbook offers two levels of activities designed to meet the needs of different course types – from short courses to university courses, and the various delivery methods – from face-to-face to distance and online.
This great-value health resource helps take the hard work out of ‘medical-speak’. As such, it offers invaluable support for medical, nursing and other health professions students, along with international health professionals commencing employment in Australia or New Zealand, and students completing health-related Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.
About the authors:
Sue Walker BAppSc (MRA), GradDip (Public Health), MHlthSc
Sue Walker is Director of the National Centre for Health Information Research and Training (NCHIRT). She is also a senior lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
Maryann Wood BBus (Health Admin), MHlthSc
Maryann Wood is a lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work, at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
Jenny Nicol BBus (Health Admin), MPH
Jenny Nicol is a visiting academic in the School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
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