Course Code: vmt
This lesson provides the basics of how medical terms are formed, analyzed, and defined.
Lesson 2 provides terms used in everyday dialogue regarding animal body systems, positioning of animals, and relationships between body parts.
In this lesson, you'll learn medical terminology related to the skeletal and muscular systems. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for both systems are described.
This lesson consists of common terms for landmarks on an animal's body, as well as terms used in the animal industry to describe males and females of selected species, terms for their young, and for groups of their species.
In this lesson, you'll learn about the anatomy of the digestive system. Clinical terms related to this system, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the digestive system are described.
Lesson 6 explores the anatomy, clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures of the urinary and cardiovascular systems. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the urinary and cardiovascular systems are included.
The structures of the respiratory system and the breathing process are described in this lesson. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the respiratory system are included.
Veterinary medical terms related to the integumentary and endocrine systems are explored in this lesson. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the integumentary and endocrine systems are included.
It's time to learn all about reproduction. The male and female reproductive systems, mating, pregnancy, and birth, as well as diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures of the reproductive system, are the topics of this lesson.
Lesson 10 covers the nervous system and the functions and structures of the eyes and ears. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the nervous system and eyes and ears are included.
Three systems are described in this lesson: the hematologic, lymphatic, and immune systems. The specialty of oncology is also described in this lesson. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the hematologic, lymphatic, and systems, as well as oncology terms, are included.
Finally, Lesson 12 relates to tests, procedures, and treatments used in the care of animals in the veterinary medical field.
Dr. Janet Romich received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Romich received the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association's Veterinarian of the Year Award for her work in teaching and mentoring veterinary technician students. She has authored the textbooks An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology, Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians and Understanding Zoonotic Diseases; she also co-authored Veterinary Technician Dictionary.
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 expires.
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.