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Medical Terminology

Medical terminology is the study of the rules of medical word building. Receive a thorough grounding in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes and suffixes.

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Medical Terminology

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Starts Jun 30

Medical Terminology

Medical terminology is the study of the rules of medical word building. Receive a thorough grounding in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes and suffixes.

Medical Terminology
Estimated 8 weeks
5–10 hours per week
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There is one session available:

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Starts Jun 30

About this course

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Medicine has a very distinct and highly specialized language. It is necessary for any student wishing to pursue a successful career in the medical field to acquire comprehension in this system of communication, including Allied Healthcare professionals. Learners will receive thorough instruction in developing fluency with medical terms. Medical vocabulary will be taught with specific emphasis on root (or stem words), prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations. By the end of this course learners will be expected to have a basic comprehension of medical terms and be able to communicate accurately to their peers in the field.

Terms associated with anatomy, physiology, pathology and diagnostic tests of different systems are discussed but no previous knowledge of these topics is necessary.

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  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • Identify and interpret common prefixes, and suffixes used in medical terms
  • Determine the meaning of stem words to break down complex medical terms and their components to decipher the meaning.
  • Use common medical abbreviations in typical medical documents to interpret a physician’s shortened notes
  • Write and apply medical terms in a suitable context in reports and other forms of medical documentation

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