Here are some advise on books you can start with:
- start with simple books like : Biology (Campbell), Anatomy& physiology (trtoral,Guyton ), microbiology (Burton), Immunology (Nairn).
- If your started slowly and felt like idiot DO NOT PANIC! It suppose to start that way and keep in mind that every hour you spend in this will make the next hour even more easier till you be completely ready to read more complex books.
- Keep in mind is that the concern here is not how to learn English but to start learning medical English so if you spend too much time reading that doesn’t make you ready to read 16th century novels.
- When you face new words ( that would be more than 40% of every page) try not to use dictionary! You would only make it useless reading; try to analyze the word and get to understand it by your own and if you then needed the dictionary so hard then use only E:E one.
BUT before you start with this it would be helpful if you start learning a few fundamentals of how medical terminology is constructed.
Most of us know that there are three basic parts of lot of medical terms:
A word root ( usually in the middle)
A prefix (at the beginning)
A suffix (comes at the end)
A) The root: central meaning.
B) The prefix: identifies some subdivision or part of the central meaning
C) ]The suffix[/]: modifies the central meaning as to what or who is interacting with it or what is happening to it.
Here is an example: MYOCARDITIS
Prefix: myo= muscle
Root: card = heart
Suffix: it is = inflammation.
It might look like long process but with a few times of analyzing it, it will become as easy as saying good morning.
Now why wont we have some fun by doing some changes to the parts of this terms?
Myocarditis = muscle layer of heart inflamed
Pericarditis = outer layer of heart inflamed
Endocarditis = inner layer of heart inflamed.
See? Not that hard!
Let’s change some suffix:
Cardiologist = a physician specializes in the heart.
Cardiomyopathy = damage to heart muscle layer
Cardiomegaly = enlargement of the heart.
So it is not that hard any more!
If you guys found it helpful I can help more by writing some prefixes and suffixes that are used in medical terms.
Best of luck