The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System:

Foundations of Health Science Online Course

Everything you need to understand the foundations of health science.

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  • Customized test prep strategy, instructional content, and ample opportunity for practice.
  • Learn and remember medical terminology and anatomy through proven and highly effective applied mnemonic techniques.
  • Master medical terminology and learn the principal parts of all the major systems of the adult human body at the same time.
  • Visual and audio cues to help break down medical terminology, parts of the human body, and anatomical location.
  • Fully transcribed, subtitled videos with targeted and focused explanations, interactive learning activities, and reinforcement assessments.
  • Easily remember 150+ universal medical terms, anatomical terms, function and structure of body systems.
  • Learn where you want, when you want. Dynamic delivery means you can learn the foundations of health science on your mobile device, tablet, or computer.
  • Start here if you are a health science student wanting thorough guided instruction and if you desire the quickest learning and retention.
Learn medical terms and anatomy
Applied pneumonic techniques trigger your memory
Reinforcement assessments test your knowledge

What is the Dean Vaughn Total Retention System?

The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System is a memory program created by Dean Vaughn, which uses mnemonics and illogical associations to help people learn and remember information. This is especially effective in medicine as it allows students to rapidly memorize medical terms, body systems, and functions.

Who is the Foundations of Health Science Online Course for?

Anyone who wants to learn key medical terminology and anatomy can benefit from the Dean Vaughn Foundations of Health Science Online Course. Medical professionals studying for exams, including the NCLEX, PCAT, MCAT, Nursing School and Allied Health Exams, Public Safety/EMT Exams, and even the DAT can utilize the course to memorize key terms, body systems, and their functions.

What can I expect to learn from the Foundations of Health Science Online Course?

The Dean Vaughn Foundations of Health Science Online Course will help you memorize 150+ universal medical terms; medical terminology structure and combining forms; prefixes, roots, and suffixes of medical terms; anatomical terms, locations, positions, and directions; function and structure; diseases and disorders; medical terminology of each principal body system; and the names and anatomical locations of all major body parts.

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