Higher Education

Introduction to Health Science Technology, 1st Edition

  • Louise Simmers, M.Ed.
  • ISBN-10: 1401811280  |  ISBN-13: 9781401811280
  • 512 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.75
  • Newer Edition Available



Based on Delmar's best-selling book Diversified Health Occupations, 5E by Louise Simmers, Introduction to Health Science Technology builds on this solid foundation by adding computer training, leadership and team building skills, and in-depth medical math. Introduction to Health Science Technology covers the core information needed to pursue a career in health care from an introduction of the health care industry and the basics of a health care system to overview of health care careers and legal and ethical responsibilities of health care workers to medical terminology and basic anatomy and physiology. The workbook offers exercises and evaluation sheets that correlate with the text.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Covers basis computer skills training including information management, creation of documents, spreadsheets, integration of operations, and communications.
  • An entire chapter is devoted to the basics of medical math from basic math calculations to converting household, metric, and apothecary systems of measurement.
  • Includes standard precautions and OBRA regulations

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Health Care Systems,
Chapter 2 Careers in Health Care,
Chapter 3 Personal Qualities of a Health Care Worker,
Chapter 4 Legal and Ethical Responsibilities,
Chapter 5 Medical Terminology,
Chapter 6 Anatomy and Physiology,
Chapter 7 Human Growth and Development,
Chapter 8 Nutrition and Diets,
Chapter 9 Cultural Diversity,
Chapter 10 Geriatric Care,
Chapter 11 Promotion of Safety,
Chapter 12 Infection Control,
Chapter 13 Vital Signs,
Chapter 14 First Aid,
Chapter 15 Preparing for the World of Work,
Chapter 16 Computers in Health Care,
Chapter 17 Medical Math


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401811302 | ISBN-13: 9781401811303)

Includes: answers to Review Questions in the book.

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1401811299 | ISBN-13: 9781401811297)

Includes: Assignment Sheets that allow the learner to review the main facts and other information about the procedures read about in the book and Evaluation Sheets that are designed to set criteria that should be observed while a specific procedure is being performed.

List Price = $63.95  | CengageBrain Price = $63.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.00

Computerized Testbank  (ISBN-10: 1401811310 | ISBN-13: 9781401811310)

Includes: a database of questions and answers from which to build tests and quizzes for each chapter of the book

Student Supplements

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1401811299 | ISBN-13: 9781401811297)

Get the extra practice you need to succeed in your health science course with this hands-on Student Workbook. Designed to help you master the problem-solving skills and concepts presented in INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, 1st Edition, this practical, easy-to-use workbook reinforces key concepts and promotes skill building.

List Price = $63.95  | CengageBrain Price = $63.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Louise Simmers, M.Ed.

Louise Simmers received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in education from Kent State University. She has worked as a public health nurse, a medical-surgical nurse, a coronary care nurse, and an instructor of practical nursing and diversified health occupations. Louise has received the Vocational Educator of the Year award and the Diversified Health Occupations Instructor of the Year Award for the state of Ohio.