Medical Terminology


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Medical Terminology for International Students aims to assist your learning and retention by focusing on:

  • Presentation and practice of medical terms in manageable semantic groups per unit.
  • Etymology of the terms (Greek and Latin derivation).
  • Learning of lay equivalents of medical terms to enhance communication of medical information to patients.
  • Associating medical terms to General English words; for example, “abduction of a limb” can be more easily understood if compared with a person’s abduction.
  • Comparative presentation of terms in different organ contexts; for example, the “fornix” of the brain, and the “fornix” of the vagina.
  • Pronunciation patterns of medical terms, with audio files.
  • Explanation of the spelling of easily confused terms or word parts based on etymology, e.g. “-cleisis” (from Greek: to occlude) vs “-clysis” (from Greek: to wash out).
  • Specially designed tasks that reflect the above instructional/learning methodology.
  • Review units to consolidate learning and retention or/and self-assess your progress.

Each unit:

  • Includes short, focused texts and audio/video material on anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to present terminology in context.
  • Provides ample practice with exercises of various formats to allow for variety and creativity.
  • Features a “whole-unit exercises” section, including purposefully designed tasks based on selected published medical case reports.
  • Includes a complete terminology list for easy access and review.
  • Provides opportunities for pair and small-group work promoting collaborative learning.

1. Understanding medical terminology
2. Common prefixes
3. Common suffixes
4. Anatomical position, directional terms, body cavities and membranes
5. Surface anatomy – body regions
6. Review I
7. Organization of the body: systems and organs
8. Integumentary system
9. Skeletal system
10. Muscular system
11. Greek and Latin-derived medical singular and plural forms
12. Pronunciation patterns of medical terms
13. Nervous system
14. Endocrine system
15. Review II
16. Cardiovascular system
17. Respiratory system
18. Digestive system
19. Urinary system
20. Female reproductive system
21. Male reproductive system
22. Review III

Divini Kyriaki

Kyriaki Divini is an English for Medicine instructor at the University of Crete, School of Medicine. She holds a BA in English and Greek language and literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and has received training in the teaching of English for medical purposes from the University of Edinburgh. She has over 35 years of experience in teaching courses in medical terminology, medical reading and writing, and patient-physician communication. She has also taught Greek to speakers of other languages. She has published work in international journals and conference proceedings and has served on international ESP/EAP conference organising and program committees. She is a member of the coordinating committee of the University of Crete teaching and learning support office.