HCS 208 Week 1 Vocabulary Exercise – Basic Health Care Terms

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 HCS 208 Week 1 Vocabulary Exercise – Basic Health Care Terms

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Week 1 Vocabulary Exercise – Basic Health Care Terms. Make sure to write the difinition in your own words. It is important that you use your own words rather than copying a definition from a dictionary as it indicates understanding of the word’s meaning.

While I am checking for understanding, I will also be checking for spelling and punctuation errors. Health care workers need to communicate clearly and your assignments have been designed to help you practice communication skills.

Submit your assignment.

Week 1 Vocabulary Exercise – Basic Health Care Language


Understanding health care terms is a prerequisite for both academic and professional success. This assignment is intended to ensure you understand some of the basic terms used in this course.


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 to which the term refers. 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.


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Definition (in your own words)
Use the Term in a Sentence as it Appliesto the Health Care Industry
Example: Electronic health record
Electronic health records are digital forms of entering and storing patient information.
My doctor entered the diagnosis into his laptop and told me that the information would go into my electronic health record.
Active Listening


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.