Weekly Vocabulary Exercise: Basic Health Care Language HCS/120 Version 1


Weekly Vocabulary Exercise: Basic Health Care Language

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 a sentence 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.

Note.  You must define 10 basic  health care  terms in this worksheet. Therefore, in addition to the terms provided for you below, finish the additional spaces on the worksheet with terms from your reading or discussion you were  not previously familiar with and had  to research.


  • Treatment
  • Prevention
  • Provider
  • Ambulatory
  • Copayment
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Home health agency
  • Hereditary