I really enjoyed taking this course. It helped to expand my knowledge of medical terminology. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about diagnostic procedures and treatments the most, as it has made things a bit more clear in my medical coding studies."
I really enjoyed the course and found it to be beneficial to my career goals and aspirations. It was extremely convenient and the cost is more than reasonable."
Wonderful course that enhanced my knowledge...Loved the "Important to Know" section of each disease. Very helpful. The images and quick evaluation quizzes were great!"
Great course! I learned a lot. It was simply written, yet very comprehensive. I especially liked how the instructor expanded upon each of the terms to further the learning experience. Thank you!"
I loved how indepth this course was! I felt as though I was taking an anatomy, biology, and medical terminology class all in one. Breaking down each part of the lesson by the system, diseases, treatments, and procedures was a great way to expand the lesson well beyond just terminology. GREAT class!! Thank you so much Holly!"
Course Code: md2
Begin by reviewing the major functions and organs of the cardiovascular system. You'll gain a solid grasp of the terminology and move on to a discussion of terminology related to disorders, diagnoses, and treatments related to this essential organ system. Then, go over medical terminology related to the lymphatic system, immunity, and cancer.
In this lesson, you'll learn the names and functions of the organs of both the upper and lower tracts of the respiratory system. Then, you'll explore terminology related to the functions, structures, and disorders of the nervous system.
In this lesson, you learn terminology related to the glands and hormones of the endocrine system, some of its disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment. Then, you'll go over terminology related to the skeletal system's structures, as well as disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of the bones, joints, and spine.
In this lesson, you'll review terminology related to problems with the muscular system, diagnostic procedures, and several types of treatment. Then, learn terminology related to disorders of both the skin and its accessory organs, as well as diagnostic procedures and treatment.
In this lesson, you'll learn medical terminology related to a number of disorders of the urinary system, their diagnoses, and treatment. Then, cover terminology related to diseases of the digestive system's organs, as well as terminology related to both diagnostic and treatment procedures.
In this lesson, you'll briefly review the functions of the male reproductive system as well as the organs that make up this system. Then you'll cover terminology related to disorders of both the external and internal male reproductive organs, diagnostic procedures, and treatment options. You will learn a brief overview of the organs of the female reproductive systems and their functions. You'll review over medical terminology related to disorders of the organs of this system, as well as disorders related to the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. Lastly, you will learn terminology related to diagnosing disorders of this system and a number of different treatments.
Holly Trimble earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado, a master's degree in pediatric physical therapy from Boston University, and a master's degree in biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. After working as a physical therapist for many years, Trimble transitioned into teaching. She has lectured on health-related topics to all age groups and works as an adjunct instructor of anatomy and physiology. She received an Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award and is the author of “College Success Now!”
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.
Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.
Instructor-Led: 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.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.
Instructor-Led: 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.
Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.