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Medical Terminology

Course CPD311  |   65 hours, 6 months  |   Instructor-Facilitated  |   $995  |   Course Details 

Appreciation of medical terminology is the cornerstone of effective badge_medical_terminology-01communication forĀ all professionals in the health care community. This course serves as an introduction to the structure of medical language. Students will learn to recognize root words, suffixes, and prefixes as they pertain to the different systems of the body (respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, etc.) and how to build medical words using combining forms. While introducing medical terminology by body system, brief overviews of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of each system are reviewed for context and understanding. Students will also learn to apply these terms to a larger clinical context, and be able to translate common medical terms to basic, non-medical language. Students will be exposed to a variety of additional resources including medical dictionaries, articles, and journal publications for broader exposure to medically-related topics.