This Clinical Terminology Dictionary for Beginning International and US Health Care Providers web site began as a parallel project to a University of Pittsburgh Coursera course entitled "Clinical Terminology for International and US Students."
This course was launched in the Fall of 2013 by the University and is taught by Professor Valerie Swigart of the University's School of Nursing with the assistance of Professor Emeritus Michael Gold of the University's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Information about the course can be found on the Coursera web site.
The initial content of the Dictionary was created to supplement the Coursera course. Over time, the content is expanding through the efforts of the dictionary users including many health care workers around the world. Many of you have volunteered to enter new terms as well as review existing entries and we greatly appreciate your efforts.
We welcome your feedback including suggestions concerning both the website and the data contained within it.
Valerie Swigart, PhD, RN
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Michael Gold, PhD
Associate Professor Emeritus
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260