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Free British Medical Terminology Exercises

 

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If you like the style of learning in these exercises there are over nine-hundred available in the online course. These cover common medical terms associated with different body systems and are based on the type of self-assessment exercises in An Introduction to Medical terminology for Health Care

 

Medical Terminology for Health Care

Now try this month's free sections on the digestive system before enrolling:

Section 1 introduces medical terms associated with the oesophagus and stomach

Section 2 introduces medical terms associated with the small intestine

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The book and interactive course are now used to consolidate understanding of medical terms by professionals working for NHS Primary Care Trusts throughout the UK as well as medical secretarial students revising for AMSPAR exams.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Components of a Medical Word

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dictation

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Suffix Exercise

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Directional Terms

Topic: Superior, inferior, medial and lateral
Directional terms are very important in medicine as they can indicate the position of diseased tissues and organs. This exercise enables you to see how four directional terms are used.

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Spelling Exercise

Topic: Spelling
An exercise enabling you to practise the spelling of medical terms from their definitions.

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Word Collection - colours

Topic: Prefixes
A drag and drop exercise enabling you to practise the meaning of prefixes relating to colours

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Prefix Exercise

Note: There are six more of these exercises in the revision section of the interactive course that cover the recommended list of prefixes for City and Guilds Medical Terminology at Levels 2 and 3. Ideal for quick revision of prefixes at both levels!

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Combining Form Exercise

Note: There are thirteen more of these exercises in the revision section of the interactive course that cover the recommended list of combining forms of roots for City and Guilds Medical Terminology at Levels 2 and 3. Ideal for quick revision of medical word roots at both levels!

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Suffix Exercise (2)

Note: There are six more of these exercises in the revision section of the interactive course that cover the recommended list of suffixes for City and Guilds Medical Terminology at Levels 2 and 3. Check your knowledge of suffixes at both levels quickly and effectively!

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Matching Medical Terms to their Definitions (1)

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Matching Medical Terms to their Definitions (2)

Match seven definitions of medical terms relating to the study of tumours

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Matching Medical Terms to their Definitions (3)

Match seven definitions of medical terms relating to the study of the digestive system

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Anatomy Exercises:

First use the topic exercises repeatedly to learn the position and names of components of the human body. Then try each self-assessment test. Scroll down to see the four sets of exercises, click on a title to enter and use the back arrow on your browser to exit each exercise.

 

Exercise 1

   

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Anatomy of the Biliary System

 

An exercise showing the position of the main components of the biliary system and combining forms of medical words associated with them.

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Anatomy of the Biliary System

A self-assessment exercise that enables you to identify the main components of the biliary system

 

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The Components of Blood

 

An exercise showing the position of the main components of the blood, their function and combining forms of medical words associated with them.

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The Components of Blood

A self-assessment exercise that enables you to identify the main components of the blood

 

 

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Anatomy of the Brain

 

An exercise showing the position of the main parts of the brain and combining forms of medical words associated with the brain.

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Anatomy of the Brain

A self-assessment that enables you to identify the main parts of the brain.

 

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Anatomy of the Respiratory System

 

An exercise showing the position of the main components of the repiratory system and combining forms of medical words associated with them.

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Anatomy of the Respiratory System

A self-assessment exercise that enables you to identify the main components of the respiratory system.

 

If you want to practise the basic anatomy of more systems, there are more free exercises on the Evolve website of Elsevier Ltd.

 

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FlashCards

Set 1 Combining forms

Check you remember the meaning of combining forms by flashing up a word and thinking of its meaning, then check to see if you are correct. Skip through the cards in reverse order to name combining forms from their meaning. Scroll down to see the three sets of FlashCards.

 

Set 2 Pharmaceutical abbreviations

The abbreviations (acronyms) listed in these exercises have been extracted from recent health care publications and from lists of recommended learning materials produced by City and Guilds (AMSPAR) and SQA exams in medical terminology. Every unit of the interactive course contains flash cards on the combining forms of medical roots, prefixes and suffixes.

 

Set 3 Medical abbreviations

Extracted from the recommended learning material for the Level 3 Certificate in Medical Terminology City and Guilds (AMSPAR) examination.

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Example Animations

Here are two examples of animations used in the interactive course to improve your knowledge of anatomy and reinforce your understanding of medical terms.

 

1 The heart showing the four main tissue types that form this organ

 

2 The alveolus

The alveoli are the blindly ending air sacs found at the end of the airways in the lungs. These are essential for the efficient exchange of respiratory gases to keep us alive. In each alveolus oxygen diffuses into the blood whilst carbon dioxide (a waste gas ) leaves. Gases leaving the alveoli are breathed out in expired air.

Alveolitis - inflammation of the alveoli can cause difficulty in breathing and occasionally respiratory failure.

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Revision Poster

An anatomy poster relating to the digestive system to help you with revision.

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Practice City and Guilds (AMSPAR) Type Assessments Level 2

These assessments are similar in style to those used as part of the medical terminology course offered by City and Guilds (AMSPAR) arrangements for the training of medical secretaries, practice managers and administrators. AMSPAR works with City and Guilds to provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications.

Section 24 of the interactive course now lists prefixes, suffixes and word roots that students are recommended to learn for the City and Guilds awards in Medical Terminology at Levels 2 and 3. The word components are arranged into sets of FlashCards, a great aid to learning.

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Practice City and Guilds (AMSPAR) Type Assessments Level 3

These assessments are similar in style to those used as part of the medical terminology course offered by City and Guilds (AMSPAR) arrangements for the training of medical secretaries, practice managers and administrators. AMSPAR works with City and Guilds to provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications.

Section 26 of the interactive course now lists prefixes, suffixes and word roots that students are recommended to learn for the City and Guilds awards in Medical Terminology at Levels 2 and 3. The word components are arranged into sets of FlashCards, a great aid to learning.

Level 3

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Practice SQA Type Assessment

This type of assessment is similar to those used as part of the medical terminology course offered by the Scottish Qualification Authority and can be used to practise spelling, associating words with their anatomical structures and analyzing medical terms. This type of assessment is not part of the interactive course but after following it you should be able to obtain a high score.

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This ends the free exercises but there are

over nine-hundred more in the

online course.

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