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Medical Language book

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Medical Language book
by Lea Ann Va - Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 7:06 PM

Hi Everybody!

I'm just now getting ready to start the Medical Coding program, and initially I didn't purchase the Medical Language book since I have some experience in the healthcare field.  I've since decided I need to buy it and I'm looking on Amazon to see if I can purchase it at a cheaper price, but I'm seeing that they sell it as a standalone book and also with something else called My Medical Terminology Lab with Pearson eText Access Card Package.  I'm not sure which one to purchase or if I need the Access Card Package (not sure what that even is).  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Lea Ann V.

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Re: Medical Language book
by Patricia Ko - Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 9:40 PM

Hi Lee Ann (my daughter-in-law's name and she spells it just like that!), many of us here have medical experience, some as MTs, myself with 50 years, some as nurses and other health professionals, you STILL need that book!  It's a great terminology book, yes a little bit redundant sometimes, but it's a great refresher for your new career!  That being said, do not get the med terminology lab package.  You don't need it and we are discouraged from using it.  Everything you will need to continue your path to coding from your personnel experience in the health field begins in Module I.  Trust the course!  Either buy an updated Turley book itself from Amazon or other sites, OR ask Glenda if you can purchase the book from the school.  Good luck in your new journey.  Never boring!