Allied Health Terms

During any school program for an allied health care, there will be many terms that the student will need to learn in order to complete their coursework and preparation to work in the field. The medical terminology is often the hardest part of getting a degree in any health profession. But with professions ranging from sonography to medical assistance to massage therapy all classified under the broad umbrella of "allied health," it would be impossible to narrow down the top 25 terms allied health students should know.

If you're studying to become an ultrasound technician, the top 25 terms you'll need to know will be related to the most commonly scanned parts of the body, common tumors and other issues that would have been picked up in the scans, as well as terminology relating to the fetus and pregnancy. You will also need to know the correct names for the sonography equipment and so forth. If you are studying for a degree in massage therapy, on the other hand, you will need to learn the correct terminology for all the related muscle groups and types of therapy such as acupuncture and deep tissue massage.

There are more general healthcare careers terms for medical assistance students. While working towards a medical assistance degree, a student will have to learn many of the same terms that doctors need to know because they will work so closely with doctors during their work. Medical transcription students must also learn many, if not all, of the same terms that doctors know in order to get their degree and begin working in the field. Since medical transcriptionists are responsible for making written records of doctor's recorded spoken words in order to create patient files, they must know all the terms used to describe the various conditions.

The top 25 terms allied health students should know will depend on the health career that the student is studying for. A book of terminology will probably be one of the first textbooks for the program, though, so it will not be long before a student begins learning the terms for their future in health care.

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