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Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach

The Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach where root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term.

Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes. If you’ve ever had trouble memorizing medical terms, this course (and approach) is for you!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach Details + Objective

Course Code: met

You Will Learn
  • Learn the medical terminology from an anatomical approach with root terms divided by body system
  • Discover the origin of medical terms and examples of non-medical everyday usage
  • Use word associations as a learning tool for medical terminology
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Set yourself up to enter a career in healthcare with an understanding and ability to interpret complex medical terms
  • Learn a method that will help you easily recall and interpret medical terminology when you need it most
  • Increase your medical industry communication skills
Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach Outline
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Week 1

Begin the course by exploring root terms, which represent the main meaning of a combined medical term. You’ll proceed throughout the course by “body system” beginning with the musculoskeletal system which includes muscles, bones, joints, and tendons. Then, you’ll move on to the integumentary and digestive systems

Week 2

Learn medical terminology related to the cardiovascular and respiratory systems including the heart, arteries, veins, blood, lungs and assorted chest structures. Then, move on to the urinary and reproductive systems where you’ll learn terminology for both male and female anatomical structures as well as the kidneys, bladder, urine, and even some chemistry terms.

Week 3

Complete the discussion of root terms with the neurosensory system including nerves, the eyes, ears, brain, and spinal cord. Then, participate in a review session to help you remember all the root terms that you’ve learned so far. You’ll also begin learning about prefixes and suffixes that are common in medicine starting with letters A through H.

Week 4

Continue to progress through the prefixes and suffixes commonly used in medical terminology by identifying the common medical prefixes and suffixes that begin with the letters I through Z.

Week 5

Study specific prefixes and suffixes that pertain to color which is used quite a bit in the medical field because it helps everyone to describe various signs and symptoms. You’ll also go over medical abbreviations that are specific to the various occupations and titles of the medical industry. Then, move on to the most common medical abbreviations beginning with the letters A through R.

Week 6

Complete your study of medical abbreviations beginning with letters S through Z and go over specific abbreviations that refer to hospital areas, laboratory tests, chemistries, and medical symbols. Finally, you’ll put everything together by looking at roots, prefixes, and suffixes, to see how they create combined medical terms from body system to body system. You'll also learn some directional terms that are commonly used in medicine.

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Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach Instructors
Douglas Best

Douglas Best first began working as a field medical instructor in the US Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in 1980. He has worked as a nurse in such medical specialty areas as Pediatrics, Newborn Intensive Care, Home Health, adult cardiac, surgical and medical intensive care units, the emergency room, heart catheterization, burn intensive care and the morgue. He has been a CPR instructor, EMT, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Neonatal Advanced Life Support certified. He is also a curriculum specialist and has developed such workforce training programs as Medical Specialty Training for displaced workers, Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant in Spanish, and Medical Transcription for the University of Texas at Brownsville. He has also overseen research projects in the development of nurses from Mexico and Sri Lanka. He currently is a trainer working with Humana Military.

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

No medical background is necessary.

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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