Medical Terminology Series
If you have ever had trouble memorizing medical terms, this course (and word association approach) is for you. You will learn medical terminology from an anatomical approach by looking at each root term, its origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage. Learn medical terminology related to all 11 of the body's organ systems and review different diagnostic and treatment procedures for each system. This course includes lessons and activities designed to help you understand and remember the medical terminology you learn.
University of the District of Columbia
This Medical Terminology course will be helpful for any career that uses medical terminology such as medical coding, health information technology, medical transcription, working as a health care professional, or working in the administrative side of health care.
This course will help prepare you for jobs related to health care by teaching you the language of medicine, including an overview of how the different organ systems function, information about many different medical disorders, and information about diagnostic and treatment procedures. As a result, this course will help prepare you for related college courses and for certification or admissions exams that expect you to have an understanding of medical terminology. For example, this course will help prepare you for the certification exam for medical coders and for the HESI exam which is often required for admission into nursing schools.
Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
The Medical Terminology – A Word Association Approach course will teach you to understand medical terminology pertaining to each body system. Using graphics and study tips, you will not only learn definitions and root terms but also their application in the medical world. Learning blocks are used to condense information and to help isolate what you need to know versus what is nice to know. You will be provided with fun and unusual facts to help you remember medical terminology in unique ways. You will have opportunities to see how medical terminology is used in the real world through case study assignments and provided with flashcards to help you study. The knowledge gained in this course will help you take the next step in your medical career or education.
Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease
The Medical Terminology II – A Focus on Human Disease course will be helpful for any career that uses medical terminology. Such as medical coding, health information technology, medical transcription, working as a health care professional, or working in the administrative side of health care.
This course will help prepare you for jobs related to health care by teaching you the language of medicine, including an overview of how the different organ systems function, information about many different medical disorders, and information about diagnostic and treatment procedures. As a result, this course will help prepare you for related college courses and certification or admissions exams that expect you to have an understanding of medical terminology. For example, this course will help prepare you for the certification exam for medical coders and for the HESI exam, which is often required for admission into nursing schools.
Series bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Series bundles. Courses should be taken two months apart to avoid overlapping.
How the course is taught
- Instructor-led online course
- 48 course hours
- Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
- Common Root and Musculoskeletal Terms
- Integumentary and Digestive Terms
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory Terms
- Urinary and Reproductive Terms
- Neurosensory Terms and Root-Term Review
- Prefixes and Suffixes: A Through H
- Prefixes and Suffixes: I Through O
- Prefixes and Suffixes: P Through Z
- Color Prefixes and Suffixes and Abbreviated Titles
- Common Abbreviations: A Through R
- Common Abbreviations: S Through W and Specialized Abbreviations
- Directional Terms and Word Combinations
- Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease
- The Cardiovascular System
- The Lymphatic System, Immunity, and Cancer
- The Respiratory System
- The Nervous System
- The Endocrine System
- The Skeletal System
- The Muscular System
- The Integumentary System
- The Urinary System
- The Digestive System
- The Male Reproductive System
- The Female Reproductive System
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.
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, a master's degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University. After working as a physical therapist for many years, Dr. Trimble transitioned into teaching. She has lectured on health-related topics to all age groups and has taught middle and high school science courses in both private and public school settings. She currently teaches Anatomy and Physiology for a local community college system, where she has taught for the past 15 years. Holly received the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award both of the years she was nominated and is the author of the eBook, "College Success Now!"
Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.
There are no prerequisites to take this course. No medical background is necessary.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.