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 professional development program that will give you the skills and knowledge to interpret and apply medical terminology in a range of healthcare settings.
In this medical terminology 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 – Respiratory and reproductive systems
Parts of the body
The respiratory system
The reproductive system
Unit 8 – Digestive and excretory systems
The renal system
Disorders of the digestive and renal systems
Unit 9 – 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
Unit 10 – Nervous and sensory systems
Parts of the body
Disorders of the nervous system
Estimated duration 50 hours
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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