The purpose of the Medical Terminology course is to 1
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 to the language of medicine. In addition,the course will provide participants with the basics of human anatomy and physiology. 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 thoroughunderstanding 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.

Course Content:

This course is presented in 15 modules:

  1. Introduction to Medical Terminology
  2. Body Structures
  3. Word Parts
  4. Integumentary System
  5. The Breast
  6. Musculoskeletal System
  7. Nervous System
  8. The Sensory System
  9. Cardiovascular System
  10. Lymphatic and Immune System
  11. Respiratory System
  12. Digestive System
  13. The Endocrine System
  14. Reproductive System
  15. Urinary System

Evaluation: 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.

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.

Take-home materials: Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your


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