AIM: To develop knowledge of technical and non-technical medical terms.

INTRODUCTION: Some English terms that may be very familiar to doctors may have non-technical equivalents that are more commonly used by patients. It is useful to be familiar with these general terms as well, because they can help to establish a shared understanding between doctors and patients.

INSTRUCTIONS: For each word or phrase, decide if it is a technical or a non-technical term.

Please answer every question before continuing.

FOLLOW-UP: For more practice working with technical and non-technical terms go to this activity.