Health science teachers know the value of interacting with their students, and many approach AES wanting to find ways to move beyond textbooks when teaching subjects like medical terminology.
When teaching difficult concepts such as medical terminology, health science teachers can feel overwhelmed and frustrated. You want your students to engage with and memorize important material, but you might be uncertain about how to keep your students focused and energized. Worse still, you fear that your students may be bored and unable to master vocabulary that will be a part of assessments and certification exams.
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Medical terminology is an essential subject for every health science student. To work in any healthcare career, your students need to understand and properly use terms related to the human body and the industry. On top of that, medical terminology is a fundamental part of every health science certification! So when it comes to teaching such a critical topic to your students, you want a great resource to support your curriculum. With so many options out there, how do you know which one is the best?
Knowing medical terms is crucial for success in the health care workplace. Because of this, you need to be sure your students have those terms down pat! While you could stick with in-class lectures and flashcards for memorizing, that’s not always the best way for your students to learn (and retain) information. With something as critical as medical terminology, you can do more! That’s why you it’s a great idea to add medical terminology activities to your curriculum. But where do you start?
Working with health science instructors on a daily basis has given us a little bit of insight when it comes to what topics are important to those of you in healthcare education. One question we’ve heard a number of times is “Where can I find medical terminology activities?"
You may already be using these awesome resources in your medical terminology lesson plans. Or these resources might already be right at your fingertips. But if you aren't using them, you'll certainly be asking yourself why not!