Mastering Medical Terminology, 3rd Edition

Australia and New Zealand
Authors :
Sue Walker & Maryann Wood & Jenny Nicol

The third edition of Mastering Medical Terminology Australia and New Zealand is the go-to textbook for medical terminology. Written by Sue Walker, Maryann Wood and Jenny Nicol, the text has been fully updated to reflect current medical terminology......view more

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The third edition of Mastering Medical Terminology Australia and New Zealand is the go-to textbook for medical terminology. Written by Sue Walker, Maryann Wood and Jenny Nicol, the text has been fully updated to reflect current medical terminology and the local healthcare environment.

Terms are demystified through an interactive and easy-to-follow instructional process. Students learn the basics of word structures first, then tackle the more complex terminology associated with the human body as a whole and then each body system. The terminology associated with special applications is also included.

The textbook includes a pronunciation guide and practice exercises, examples of terminology in context and diagrams and illustrations to enhance understanding.


New to this edition
  • New Evolve resources including flashcards and multiple-choice questions
  • Audio glossary – practise pronouncing more than 2,500 medical terms with the new ‘hear, say and playback’ option on Evolve

Key Features
  • Simple, non-technical explanations of medical terms
  • Explanations of clinical procedures, laboratory tests and abbreviations used in Australian and New Zealand clinical practice
  • Pronunciation of terms
  • Exercises to test your understanding of terminology – crosswords, anagrams, multiple-choice questions, match the column, fill in the blank, label the diagram, analyse and interpret medical documents and word-building exercises
  • Comprehensive glossaries of word elements and medical terms
  • A list of commonly used clinical abbreviations
  • Links to other useful references such as websites and textbooks
  • An e-book included in all print purchases

Additional resources on Evolve

  • An eBook on VitalSource

Instructor resources:

  • PowerPoint slides
  • Semester Planner
  • Lesson plan
  • Testbank
  • Image library

Student and instructor resources:

  • Flashcards
  • MCQ’s
  • Audio Glossary

Author Information
By Sue Walker, BAppSc (MRA), GradDip (Public Health), MHlthSc, Director, National Centre for Health Information Research and Training (NCHIRT) and Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia; Maryann Wood, BBus (Health Admin), MHlthSc, Lecturer, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and Jenny Nicol, BBus (Health Admin), MPH, Cert IV TAE, Visiting academic School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia