Medical Language Accelerated

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ISBN 9781260575972
Author

Jones S & Cavanagh A

Publisher

Edition

2nd

Binding

Paperback

Weight 0.517 kg

Description

Medical Language Accelerated approaches medical terminology not as words to be memorized but as a language to be learned. If you treat medical terminology as a language and learn how to read terms like sentences, you will be able to communicate clearly as a health care professional and will be a full participant in the culture of medicine. Memorizing definitions is equal to a traveler memorizing a few phrases in another language to help during a brief vacation: It will help a traveler survive for a few days. But if one is going to live in another culture for an extended period of time, learning to speak and understand the language becomes essential.

About the author
Steven L. Jones holds a B.A. in Greek and Latin from Baylor University; an M.A. in Greek, Latin, and classical studies from Bryn Mawr College, and a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Jones has held previous faculty appointments at Trinity University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Baylor University. Currently, he teaches medical terminology at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is also assistant professor of classics at Houston Baptist University, where he serves as chair of the Department of Classics and Biblical Languages and as director of the Master of Arts in Biblical Languages Program. He teaches courses in Latin, Greek, classical civilization, early Christianity, and the classical roots of medical language. Andrew Cavanagh holds a B.S. in genetics from Texas A&M University and an M.D. from Texas A&M College of Medicine. After completing his residency at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, he joined the pediatric practice of the Austin Regional Clinic. In addition to being board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Cavanagh has served as the pediatric specialty chief for Dell Children’s Medical Center and on the board of Dell Children’s Medical Center Executive Committee. He is currently clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the Texas A&M College of Medicine.

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