A companion CDreinforces learning with fun, interactive exercises, including medical reports andHear It/Spell Itexercises.
Two audio CDslet you listen to correct pronunciations of medical terms and encourage you to pronounce each term aloud.
A flexible, body systems organizationlets you go through the material in any order after completing the orientation chapters, making it easy to coordinate your study with other courses such as anatomy and physiology.
The programmed learning approachpresents content in small blocks called 'frames' that allow you to learn the content and get immediate feedback on your progress before proceeding.
Diverse learning stylesare accommodated by a wide variety of exercises -- labeling diagrams, writing terms, choosing pronunciation accents, recognizing misspelled terms, matching word parts, interpreting terms within health reports, and categorizing terms.
Unique! A conversational writing stylemakes the book more readable and enjoyable.
Unique! Thorough explanations of termshelp you understand and remember the material by presenting terminology in a medical context.
A consistent format to body systems chaptersuses categories to simplify the learning of terms, with each chapter including function; structure; diseases, disorders, and diagnostic terms; and surgical and therapeutic interventions.
Healthcare reports and case studiesallow you to apply your knowledge to real-life situations.
A review of anatomy and physiologyat the beginning of each body systems chapter provides a context for understanding the medical terminology.
Drug informationis integrated into the body systems chapters, with detailed information on specific drugs on CD.
Cautionboxesalert you to confusing terms.
Spanish translations of key termsare listed in each chapter to help you communicate with Hispanic patients; glossaries are included in the appendix.
Comprehensive end-of-chapter reviewscorrespond to the learning objectives at the beginning of the chapter.
A bookmarkincludes a quick-reference guide to pronouncing terms plus a list of pronunciation symbols.
A companion Evolve websiteincludes study tips, electronic flashcards,Body Spectrumcoloring pages, an English/Spanish glossary, learning activities that include Spanish term exercises, updates, and links to related sites.