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The perfect length for any course, this exceptional full-color, highly illustrated text/workbook uses a body system organization to focus on word building. This beautifully designed visual text combined with the audio CD, TermPlus 3.0, and student and instructor online tools is a unique learning package that a true blend of words, art, and technology.Available in a Variety of Formats Medical Terminology Systems, 6th Edition (Text Only) About $39.95 (US) $41.95 (CAN) ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-2090-2 Medical Terminology Systems, 6th Edition + Audio CD + TermPlus 3.0 About $49.95 (US) $52.50 (CAN) ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-2145-9 Word Building the foundation for success begins with Barbara Gylys and the Body Systems Approach.The med term approaches and how they differ Most med terms books teach by memorization the whole word approach. Memorize vocabulary and then try to recognize word patterns. Gylys uses the word-buildingapproach. First learn the patterns of medical words before you learn the vocabulary. Why does word-building work? It begins with the basics Gylys takes a common sense approach, by introducing word elements first: Roots Combining forms Suffixes Prefixes She covers them one by one, breaking down each word part. Common English word elements are presented This familiarity makes it easier for students to learn and break apart and build words. Students can use their understanding of word parts to decipher vocabulary. Mnemonic devices, interactive activities (in the book and on the CD) make word-building fun and this in turn increases retention no more tedious memorization, students learn by breaking down and rebuilding words! From my years of teaching, I found it was much easier for students to learn word parts directly associated with a body system (or specialty area), and this has been the key to my approach in all of my texts and software products. Barbara A. Gylys Building a better med term book with amazing features Even Better! Easier reading level geared toward all learners. New! Body Systems Connections table: Identifies interrelationship of each body system Helps put each system into clear perspective New! Audio activities and TermPlus 3.0 CD-Rom New! Full-color medical records. More diagnostic and therapeutic procedures Packed with brilliant full-color illustrations Complete Medical Records and key terms fill each body system chapter Flash-card activities packed in every chapter Common psychiatric terms included Expanded pharmacology section includes most commonly used drugs Appendices: Appendix of generic and trade drugs Two-way word element index: by medical word element and by common English term Audio CD-ROM Audio CD with more than 300 listen-and-learn activities NEW! TermPlus 3.0 CD-ROM Competency-based, self-paced, multimedia program Now totally non-browser dependent and Mac and PC compatible Loaded with activities: Anatomy Focus Word-Building and Word-Breakdown activities Drag-and-Drop Programmed Learning Spelling 12 Crossword Puzzles 12 Word Scrambles 12 Terminology Teasers Chart Notes 11 activities in all Instructor Resources-available on CD-ROM (Item 2143-5) and DavisPlus 24 Power Point slideshows Wimba Electronic Test Bank Nearly 1,250 multiple-choice, true/false, short answer, and matching items Interactive Teaching Tool Loaded with activities for each body system-52 in all! Activity pack: NEW! Available as separate Word files for custom use. NEW! Resource Kit-upload into Blackboard or other learning management system. NEW! Clinical Connection Activities Crossword Puzzles Master Transparencies Suggested syllabi for various course lengths Supplemental medical record activities Activity pack (available exclusively on DavisPlus): Image bank with approximately 150 images