medical terminologyYou are asked by the CEO of your hospital to contribute to the annual report. She wants you to write a five-page paper generally describing each of the ten departments in your...

medical terminology

You are asked by the CEO of your hospital to contribute to the annual report. She wants you to write a five-page paper generally describing each of the ten departments in your hospital (Dermatology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, and Neurology).


  • Include the most common diseases seen in each department, using examples of patient cases from each department.
  • Include the principal procedures and services that are relevant to each department.
  • Highlight pertinent laboratory and radiological diagnostic services contributed to each of the ten departments.
  • Identify the specialty teams in the respective departments and the services they offer.

Discuss all the details of this paper with your classmates (e.g. what would the most common procedures be in each department? What diseases would patients present with? How would they be worked up in the appropriate department? What diagnostic procedures would be necessary for a given case?, etc.). Once you have discussed the paper in detail with your colleagues, then write your contribution to the annual report.

I need help please!!! 

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In a dermatology department, I would think you would get a lot of people who come in with something on their skin and they think it might be cancer. In some cases it probably is, however there are probably a lot of other mystery rashes and bumps that people need investigated.
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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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I agree with post # 2 that a chart would be the best way in which to present much this kind of information, although presenting "examples of patient cases" would be difficult using charts.  To present such examples, you may want to use brief, bulleted paragraphs. You have quite a bit of information here to cram into five pages; anything you can do to keep the presentation crisp, clear, and efficient (such as charts and bullet points) would be helpful. Searching on Google for the kind of medical information you need would be helpful, although always remember that anyone can put up a web site; it's therefore valuable to look for sites that are genuinely authoritative.  Sites associated with hospitals would probably be helpful, and you in fact be able to find reports similar to the one you have been asked to compile.

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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A paper of this magnitude can certainly seem overwhelming.  You might try making a simple chart of the information.  It will help you see what you know and what information you need to find.  I would suggest putting each question across the top of the chart and each department to the left.  You should be able to see the answers to these questions much more easily.  A chart will also make the topics much easier to discuss with your classmates.  Since this is only a five page paper, you will not to be too specific.  A general overview of each department should be sufficient.  Try taking one department and one question at a time rather than trying to answer it all at once.