Medical terminology is the language healthcare professionals use to describe medical procedures and the symptoms of patients. This course is ideal if you are considering a career in the healthcare industry, including working in health administration.
Medical Terminology is an online program that will give you the skills and knowledge to interpret and apply medical terminology in a range of healthcare settings.
In this professional development course, you will study anatomical terms and structure, pharmacological terminology, and terminology relevant to medical equipment and procedures.
You will also learn about the terms used to describe the various elements of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, reproductive, digestive, excretory and integumentary systems.
On completion of this course, you will know how to use medical terminology appropriately in both written verbal communications in a variety of health care contexts.
Unit - Medical Terminology
Unit 1 – Scope and nature of medical terminology
Origins of words
Structure of words
Prefixes and suffixes
Unit 2 – Anatomical terms and structure
Location of organs
Word forms, abbreviations and symbols
Unit 3 – Medical equipment and procedures
Diagnostic and surgical procedures and equipment
Storage and handling of medicines
Observing through a microscope (microscopy)
Common bacteria you may encounter in a medical setting
Types of wounds
Problems resulting from wounds
Unit 4 – Pharmacological terminology
Medicinal terminology (including alternative and herbal)
Over the counter and prescription drugs
Unit 5 – Musculoskeletal system
The relationship between the muscles and the skeleton
Bone and joint problems
Disorders of the musculoskeletal system
Unit 6 – Cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems
Parts of the body
Systole and diastole
Disorders of the cardiovascular system
Unit 7 – The lymphatic system and immunity
Disorders of the immune system
Unit 8 – Respiratory and reproductive systems
Parts of the body
The respiratory system
The reproductive system
Unit 9 – Digestive and excretory systems
The renal system
Disorders of the digestive and renal systems
Unit 10 – Integumentary system
Nervous and sensory systems
Parts of the body
Disorders of the nervous system
Disorders of the sensory systems
Diagnostic procedures for nervous disorders
Diagnostic procedures for sensory disorders
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
This is my second course. I am very much satisfied.
C. Chaudhry Bellavista 2153 NSW | Medical Terminology
I was overall happy with the content and felt I learnt a significant amount of medical terminology from completing this course. The questions helped facilitate learning and research. In turn this stimulated curiosity to learn more and understand the information further. Tutors were prompt to respond and provided ample guidance to complete the course. I also enjoyed that I could complete this course in my own time and at a pace that suited my lifestyle and external commitments.
N. Angelou, Dandenong, VIC | Medical Terminology
I have thoroughly enjoyed both courses completed with Australian Online Courses. I have increased my knowledge on medical issues and hope this will assist in finding a permanent position
D. Bourrigan, Maroubra, NSW | Medical Terminology
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 30 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
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Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.