Medical Terminology

Recommended for high school students, college students and adults

Are you ready to dive into an exciting career in the healthcare industry? Applying to a medical professional school or recently accepted to one: medical, nursing, physical therapy? Are you an attorney or legal assistant specializing in personal injury? Do you work for an insurance company? Knowing Medical Terminology gives an incredible advantage of understanding the "jargon of medicine" so that you are able to better communicate with clients and health care practitioners.

Our Medical Terminology class is a perfect jump-start to launching your "medical lingo". This School Certificate Program walks you through the basics of medical terminology to identifying and understanding the basic word structure, root words, suffixes, and prefixes, the organization of the human body and the associated systems, medical abbreviations, symbols and common medical terms. With no prerequisites, this course is perfect for high school and college students or adults exploring new career field. Take advantage of a friendly small class atmosphere with focus on every individual student needs. Once you build your confidence and knowledge in Medical Terminology, all healthcare-associated industries will be open for you!


Course Prerequisites


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course the student will:

  • Understand the origins of medical words and be able to define unfamiliar medical terms by analyzing their word parts
  • Be able to work efficiently with a medical dictionary and verify the definitions of unfamiliar terms
  • Be able to define, spell and pronounce medical terms associated with each of the major body systems including the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the endocrine system
  • Understand concept and able differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities
  • Understand and interpret terms related to various disorders, medical conditions, treatments, diagnosis and clinical procedures
  • Be able to identify, understand and properly use surgical terms

In our Medical Terminology course, we are proud to offer:

  • Individual attention to each student's needs
  • In class instructor guidance
  • Small class settings - min 4, max 9 students per class
  • Email assistance and advice on any element of the course provided by course instructor is accessible throughout the course
  • Student learning materials included
  • Online flash cards, quizzes, games supplement the course
  • Peer-to-peer learning opportunity
  • Student online performance tracking
  • Final test and School Certificate of Completion at the end of the course

Course Breakdown