Use Basic Medical Terminology

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Medical Terminology Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz to test your ability to use basic medical terminology


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the correct meaning for this abbreviation? qid
    • A. 

      Quota in Decisions

    • B. 

      Quinine in demand

    • C. 

      4 times a day

    • D. 

      2 times a day

  • 2. 
    You are working as an Allied Health Assistant of a Physiotherapist. Which of the following abbreviations might you be using? Go to the link below and type in the abbreviations for help. (More than one answer)http://www.globalrph.com/abbrev.htm
    • A. 

      AKA

    • B. 

      EOM

    • C. 

      Fx

    • D. 

      MMR

    • E. 

      MVA

    • F. 

      AC

  • 3. 
    What is the difference between medical terminology and jargon?
    • A. 

      Jargon is abbreviations, whereas medical terminology is all the words in full.

    • B. 

      Jargon is language that is used or understood by only a select group of people whereas medical terminology is accepted within the broader medical community.

    • C. 

      Medical terminology is language that is used or understood by only a select group of people whereas jargon is accepted within the broader medical community.

    • D. 

      Jargon is "street talk" language that is used by people who have no medical knowledge whereas medical terminology is for the educated.

  • 4. 
    Why is it critical to ensure that the medical terminology you use is correct? (More than one answer)
    • A. 

      So that mistakes aren't made with medications

    • B. 

      So that advice to patients is accurate

    • C. 

      So that people think you are a doctor

    • D. 

      So that you don't make mistakes in regard to treatment

    • E. 

      So that a professional image is presented

    • F. 

      So that people in the waiting room don't know what you are talking about

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are circumstances where it is essential that you understand medical terminology? (More than one answer)
    • A. 

      Taking a telephone message from a Doctor

    • B. 

      Taking a telephone message from a patient

    • C. 

      Making an appointment with a specialist

    • D. 

      When you are being asked by family or friends to interpret advice from practitioners

  • 6. 
    Which are the following are likely to be rules for answering the phone in an Allied health organisation? (More than one answer)
    • A. 

      Be polite so that it reflects the culture of the organisation

    • B. 

      Take notes so that you can read them later for clarification

    • C. 

      Put the call on speaker phone so someone else can hear

    • D. 

      Use your name so that the client can refer back to you next time they call

    • E. 

      Speak clearly so that the client can understand the information you relate

    • F. 

      Never ask for clarification of details because this will reflect poorly on the organisation

  • 7. 
    True or False. It is important to understand the words used in a medical environment because if you don't, you will not be able to pass on messages effectively and as a result, mistakes in treatment might occur.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    True or False. It is highly unlikely that check-lists will be used in your organisation because it is more important that you know  what you are supposed to do than check that you have done it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    True or False.The abbreviation for "as soon as possible" is AASAP    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    True or False.The abbreviation for "diagnosis" is Dx
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False