Weekly Vocabulary Exercise: Basic Health Care Language




Complete the worksheet according to the following guidelines:




  • In the space provided, write each term’s definition as used in health care. You must define the term in your own words; do not simply copy the definition from a textbook.
  • In the space provided after each term’s definition, provide an explanation that illustrates the importance of the skill, concept, procedure, organization, or tool the term refers to. In your explanation, you may wish to consider the following:


    • How has it influenced health care?
    • Why is it important to understand the appropriate application of the term or concept?


Save the completed worksheet as a Microsoft® Word document with your name in the file name.


Submit the file to your facilitator.



Note. You must define 10 basic health care terms in this worksheet. Therefore, in addition to the terms provided for you below, finish the additional spaces on the worksheet with terms from your reading or discussion you were not previously familiar with and had to research.




Submitted by: [Type your name here.]




Term Definition in your own words Use the term in a sentence as it applies to the health care industry.




As you progress through your program, you are encouraged to continue to use your weekly vocabulary exercises to build a master glossary as a quick reference guide to use in your coursework and in your health care career.

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