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SS2: ENGLISH - 1ST TERM

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Read the following passage carefully and note the words and expressions that have been emphasized.

An illness is diagnosed by a doctor. A patient is admitted to the hospital and discharged from it. An out-patient receives treatment for his illness and goes home, but an in-patient is on admission to a hospital ward. If the illness is sudden and severe, or is an accident case, the patient is taken to the casualty ward for immediate treatment.

Diseases can be infectious, contagious and/or fatal.  Their effect can be chronic or debilitating. contracts a disease. For example, one can contract dysentery.

A patient can read a crisis and can suffer a relapse of his illness. He may go into a coma for more than an hour and, come round again. When healed,  he can go into a period of convalescence. He may be placed on drugs or be off drugs.

Diseases can be transmitted through injections which are given with contaminated needles in any of these forms – subcutaneously, intramuscularly or intravenously. A patient can be given local or general anaesthesia when he is about to be operated on.

Bone injury can result in any of the following – a sprain, a dislocation or a fracture. While a POP can easily correct a dislocation, a fracture can lead to amputation of the affected limb. An injury to the spinal cord can lead to paralysis and the patient will be made to walk on crutches or move about in a wheelchair.

If a patient dies, an autopsy or a post-mortem is carried out on him to determine the cause of the death. The body can be exhumed after burial, where there is controversy over the cause of death, for a post-mortem.

(Source: New Oxford Secondary English Course for SSS2 page 35)

Individual Activity

Use your dictionary to look up the following words which are also associated with health. A nurse, a technologist, a radiologist, a physiotherapist, a pharmacist, a cardiologist, a radiologist, a surgeon, a neurologist, a pathologist, a psychiatrist, an orthopaedic surgeon, a physician, a dermatologist, a haematologist, an ENT specialist, a paediatrician, an ophthalmologist, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, a dentist.  

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