Uses foundational anatomical and medical terms and abbreviations in written and oral communication with colleagues and other health care professionals.
It is critical that you have a strong working knowledge of medical terminology. The language of medicine is primarily derived from Greek and Latin. Medical terminology is used in international language, and it is also necessary for communicating with other medical personnel. The wider your vocabulary base, the more competent you seem to the rest of the medical community and the better the patient care you will be able to provide. Understanding terminology involves breaking words down into their separate components of prefi x, suffi x, and root word and having a good working knowledge of those parts.
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