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Medical Terminology

Course Outline:

The purpose of the Medical Terminology course is to provide an introduction to the professional language used by those who are directly and indirectly involved with the art of healing. The course will also introduce those not currently involved in the health care environment with an introduction to the language of medicine. In addition, the course will provide participants with the basics of human anatomy and physiology. 

Who Should Take The Course?

Understanding medical terminology is vital when entering a number of medical professions, including medical billing, medical coding, medical administration, emergency responders, public safety professionals, and those who wish to gain a more thorough understanding of medical terms and/or enhance the knowledge base they already have. 

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the Medical Terminology course, the participant will be able to analyze medical terms, correctly spell medical terms, pronounce medical terms and correctly read passages containing medical terms.

This course is presented in 15 modules:

  1. Introduction to Medical Terminology              9. Cardiovascular System

  2. Body Structures                                           10. Lymphatic and Immune System

  3. Word Parts                                                   11. Respiratory System

  4. Integumentary System                                  12. Digestive System

  5. The Breast                                                    13. The Endocrine System

  6. Musculoskeletal System                                14. Reproductive System

  7. Nervous System                                            15. Uriniary System

  8. The Sensory System

Evaluation Process:

At the end of each module, there is a test.  Participants must successfully complete the test before continuing to the next module. Participants that do not achieve 70% can review the module content and try as many times as necessary to advance and complete the course.  Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique. 

Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.

Course Duration:

This online course is self-paced.  Participants may leave the course at anytime and can resume where they left off. The duration will depend on the individual participant and their prior knowledge of the subject matter.  On average, the course will take between 12 - 24 hours to complete. 

Red Cross - Medical Terminology

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