Building Medical Terms for the Digestive System
In this interactive object, learners read the definitions of prefixes and suffixes that relate to the digestive system. They then use this knowledge to combine word components to form medical terms.
Learners read definitions of terms related to legal, insurance, and advocacy issues regarding the elderly. At the end of the activity, learners test their knowledge in three matching exercises. Some of the programs and groups discussed are Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, long-term care insurance, OBRA, SSI, and CWAG.
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Learners read and listen to the pronunciation of hundreds of medical terms that are arranged in a "jukebox." The terms are listed alphabetically and according to the following categories: aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms, blood bank, coagulation, fungi microorganisms, hematology, protozoa, and urinalysis. This learning activity requires a computer that is equipped with speakers.
Learners click on the root word of a medical term in the left-hand column and drag it to its definition in the right-hand column. There is a time limit, so students will need to train themselves to recognize these root words quickly. Students may repeat the activity as often as they wish. A total of 74 terms are given in random order.