Introduction to Medical Terminology

Read and understand medical terms

Tuesday May 14th 2019 – Doors open at 9:45am
East Anglian Childrens Hospice

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14th May 2019

Starting with the origins of the medical language from Hippocrates to present day, explore the different influences that have shaped the language. How Greek and Latin have played a part in medical and scientific language and continue to do so.

The second part looks at how the terms are constructed using the specific lexical structure of medical language. By learning how to recognise and deconstruct medical terms into their component parts, we can determine their meaning. Using quizzes and discussion to help memorise new words and terms; the workshop is supported by a handbook designed specifically for the workshop, which delegates can keep.

The third part uses a practical exercise to explain the differences between lay and medical terms, helping to embed this information into the delegates working practice. This section also covers drug names and dispensing terms and discussions about terms we regularly use and what they really mean.

In 2 hours I hope to provide a tool to enable delegates to understand any medical term. As with any language, familiarity will help to embed the knowledge, this workshop will start this process and provide useful ways to continue learning.

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Starts: Tuesday, May 14th 2019 at 10:00am
Doors open: 9:45am
Ends: Tuesday, May 14th 2019 at 12:30pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: May 10th 2019


East Anglian Childrens Hospice
Church Lane

CB24 6AB
United Kingdom

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This event is organized by West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

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