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Medical Terminology


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Medical Terminology is an online professional development program that will provide you with an understanding of medical terminology to help you secure work in the healthcare field, including careers in health administration.

In this online medical terminology course, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to interpret and apply medical terminology, including word building, body systems, medical abbreviations. You will also learn how to use appropriate medical terminology in written and verbal communication in a health care context.

Course Structure

Unit - Medical terminology

  • Instructions and medical terminology
  • Strategies for learning medical terminology
  • Pronunciation
  • Building blocks of medical words
  • Word construction
  • Eponyms
  • Special words and phrases
  • Human body systems
  • Illnesses and medical conditions
  • Medical investigations
  • Medical equipment
  • Medications
  • Hospital departments and sections
  • Using checklists
  • Abbreviations
  • Policies and procedures
  • Carry out routine tasks
  • Terminology and surgery
  • Written communication
  • Completing documents
  • Drug names
  • Written references to surgical procedures


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Payment Information

Certificate Course



  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

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