Imagine that you have gotten a job in a medical office. The doctors
who head up this office all practice one type of medical specialty.
Choose the type specialty that you are most interested in and construct
the medical term for this specialty.
Create the term out of the word parts. Define and explain each word part for the class. You must read Chapter One before you attempt to do this!
You will find examples and helpful word parts throughout the chapter.
Appendix A and the Glossary in the back of the book may also be
helpful. Please DO NOT use the Internet for this assignment.
After you construct the term, explain in plain English what these doctors do, and why this interests you.
When you "reply to others" through the week, you should comment on
their posts, and also construct a term which relates to their chosen
specialty. In this way, everyone learns from ALL the posts (and you
earn more points toward your grade!)
Be sure not to use something someone else has already chosen.
It is each students' responsibility to add NEW information and word
parts throughout the week. If you do choose the same thing, you must
add some new information and do it in a different way. I will reply to
each one of you, and ask you questions to help improve your
understanding (and to improve your grade.)
Here is an example of what I am looking for. (You may not use
this same example) Even if Dermatology interests you, you must choose
something else so you learn how to work with the word parts.
Dermat/ (root meaning "skin") + O (combining vowel) + -logy (suffix meaning "study of.") =
"Study of the skin."
Dermatology involves the study of the skin, and it
is the specialty for skin diseases. As a pediatrician, many of the
children in my practice had skin problems. I got pretty good at skin
troubles myself, but sometimes I had to refer to Dermatology. The
worst case of skin troubles I ever had in my practice was a little girl
who had such severe eczema that she would constantly scratch and get
staph aureus infections. She needed to visit a Dermatology office