Having a understanding of Medical Terminology is fundamental to understanding all aspects of nursing. Knowing how to identify prefixes, suffixes, major combining forms, and common terminology for each body system can help you to make inferences about terms you may have never heard before. This skills is helpful for nurses at any level!
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the parts of medical terms, to include prefixes, roots, and suffixes, and how to identify combining forms.
- Understand how to break down medical terminology to be easier to understand.
- Confidently identify some of the most common medical terms for the major body systems.
- Confidently identify some of the most common medical terms related to medical procedures and specialties.
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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