Essentials of Medical Terminology is a precise, completely up-to-date, student-oriented text that is ideal for the one-semester course in Medical Terminology. The text emphasizes real world applications of the vocabulary of medicine, and students will see current medical events reflected in this book. The main text is accompanied by an outstanding selection of supplementary learning resources.Essentials of Medical Terminology concentrates on just the key terms and concepts that can be taught in a half-year course. Its clean, uncluttered design keeps readers' attention focused on learning these basic terms, and definitions are kept concise. The interactive Essentials of Medical Terminology Student CD-ROM, and Audio Program CD-ROMs (2-disk audio CD set), linked directly to the text and its selection of terms, are included with each copy of the text. They provide a powerful suite of learning tools geared to the diverse learning styles of today's students. A Spanish-English Audio CD-ROM is also available for student purchase. The Student CD-ROM is set up by text chapter, and includes a variety of games and skill-building activities such as key terms with audio, flash cards, word building, multiple choice and true/false questions, matching, crossword puzzles, and a game called That's Epidemic . A progress review component records and prints student progress reports. The CD-ROM is ideal for reviewing terms, for group activities, and for courses that have a self-study component.