ICH 2202: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGIES 1 Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2018/2019

SEMESTER SPECIAL/SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

ICH 2202: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGIES

DATE: OCTOBER, 2019 TIME: 2 HOURS

INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN SECTION A (COMPULSORY) AND ANY OTHER ONE QUESTION IN SECTION B
SECTION A

SECTION A

  1. Explain the meaning of the following prefixes and give one example in each case

 

  • Brachy-
  • Micro-
  • Neo-
  • Amphi-
  • Peri-
  • Poly-

(6 marks)

  1. Describe the meaning of the following symbols:
  1. Using suitable examples on the three basic rules for building medical words.

(6 marks)

  1. Define the tumor and identify the four tumor grades and their characteristics. (6 marks)
  2. Elaborate three objectives of learning medical terminologies.        (6 marks)
  3. Describe correctly in the table given below the body organ that matches the word root and form a medical term in respect to the word root.        (6 marks)

 

Word root Medical Term Formation
1. Stomato  
2. Glosso  
3. Procto  
4.  Orchido  
5.  Salpingo  
6. Osteo  

SECTION B

 

9 a.      Read the abstract below and decode the underlined bolded medical terms using plain English words:-                                                                                                (15 marks)

A 62 year old male comes to his family physician complaining of pain in his right knee.  On Physical exam: right knee had myositis, hemiplegia and limited range of motion which caused myalgia.  Mild exercise increases wheezing and causes dyspnea.  Examination of the heart size reveals cardiomegaly.  On further examination the doctor observed that the patient had tachycardia and palpitations.  Pat surgical history: Orchidopexy for cryptorchidism at the age of  nine, tonsillectomy and appendectomy.

Recommended treatments:  Refer to urologist to evaluate for prostatic hypertrophy, possible cystoscopy.  Office phlebotomist drew specimens for lab work.

Explain the medical terminologies for the following statement:-                  (7 marks)

  • Blood in the urine
  • Excessive flow of monthly period
  • Enlargement of the heart
  • Excision of uterus
  • Repair of a hernia
  • Crushing of gall stones using an electric medium
  •  Visualization into the colon using a radiological test

 

  1. Fill in the table below appropriately. (22 marks)

 

Term Meaning Example of medical term
Tonsi-    
Circum-    
-it is    
-osis    
-ectomy    
-otomy    
Leuk/o-    
Melan/o-    
Angio-    
Adeno-    
-plegia    

 

11a.     Differentiate, with relevant example, the following terminologies:–              (10 marks)

  • Echocardiogram and echocardiography
  • Orchiditis and orchidectomy
  • Colporrhaphy and colpoplasty
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Xanthoma and melanoma
  • Describe the symbols of the following medical terminologies:- (10 marks)
  • History
  • Fracture
  •  With
  • Patient
  • Diagnosis
  • Seven weeks

 

  • Describe the meaning of the following procedures:- (6 marks)
  • Angiorraphy
  • Oespohagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD)
  • Tuboplasty
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