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Modality and Elsevier Release Mosby's iTerms Medical Terminology Flash Cards for Apple iPhone™ and iPod® touch

10/14/2008 by Press Room, Modality

DURHAM, N.C. (October 14, 2008)– Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of science and health content, has once again partnered with Modality, the leader in transforming premium learning content for iPhones and iPods, to bring innovative new learning technology to busy students in medical and healthcare education.  Together they have released Mosby’s iTerms Medical Terminology Flash Cards for iPhone, an application that combines text, audio, and images into an effective solution for learning medical terms.

“Mobile technology is changing the way people learn, communicate and even practice in the field of healthcare,” according to Sebastian Vos, Vice President of e-Education for Elsevier. “Our mission as a publisher is to anticipate the needs of our customers and deliver superior learning resources to them. Our partnership with Modality provides Elsevier with a clear path to students and professionals seeking proven healthcare reference content for their mobile devices.”

Mosby’s iTerms Medical Terminology Flash Cards for iPhone enable students to quickly memorize the prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms used to build medical terminology. Featuring 811 digital cards adapted from Mosby's popular print deck of medical terminology flash cards, full-color illustrations, word building examples, and audio pronunciations for each word, the iPhone version allows students to study and learn anywhere, anytime.

“Mastering and retaining the complex terminology used in the healthcare field requires frequent, intense study,” says S. Mark Williams, Ph.D., CEO of Modality. “With Mosby’s iTerms for iPhone loaded right onto the device and accessible without a wireless connection, students and professionals can make use of even a few spare minutes to review the material and increase their medical language proficiency.”

With Mosby’s iTerms Medical Terminology for iPhone, students can browse through medical term flash cards with the flick of finger, tap to "flip" them over, then listen to audio pronunciations to make sure they've gotten them right. Mosby’s iTerms is the indispensable portable solution for learning the ins and outs of medical terminology.

Features include:

  • Audio pronunciations for all terms identifying correct pronunciation for each word part and term
  • Word-building examples to provide extra practice for sharpening your skills with definitions for each prefix, suffix, and combining form you use
  • Illustrated examples on many cards to reinforce key terms, concepts  and clinical relevance
  • Customizable study sets of cards
  • Shuffle mode for quick study
  • Easy local access on the iPhone and iPod touch for fast, portable learning and memorization

Other medical and healthcare applications for iPhone available from Modality and Elsevier include:

  • Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards
  • Netter’s Neuroscience Flash Cards
  • Netter’s Musculoskeletal Flash Cards
  • Netter’s Advanced Head and Neck Flash Cards
  • Netter’s Histology Flash Cards

Also forthcoming from Modality and Elsevier in 2008:

  • Mosby’s Review Cards for the NCLEX-RN Examination
  • Saunders Q & A for the NCLEX-RN Examination
  • Saunders Pharmacology Flash Cards

Mosby’s iTerms Medical Terminology Flash Cards for iPhone is priced at $39.99. All of Modality’s medical products are available on iTunes and via the App Store, an iPhone marketplace wherein users can download applications directly to their devices.  The products will work on both the iPhone and the iPod Touch.