Medical Terminology


This course covers principles of medical terminologies through word roots, abbreviations, and related anatomy and body systems. Students develop medical vocabulary applicable to all specialties of medicine.

Starting at $628.00
As few as 11 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Define the word roots and combining forms used to describe the organs and structures
  • Define suffixes and prefixes in medical words
  • Build and analyze medical words
  • Interpret the meaning of new medical words by defining the elements
  • Master pronunciation and spelling of medical terms from class lectures, handouts, and assignments
  • Identify body systems and terms that describe procedures and diseases

About this course:

This course highlights key principles of medical terminologies through word roots, medical abbreviations, and related body systems. Students develop medical vocabulary applicable to all specialties of medicine and a basic understanding of anatomy and major body systems. The use of medical dictionaries, Internet sites, and other modern technologies are introduced for support.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Cynthia Chambers
See Details

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Enrollment deadline: January 8, 2021. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 08, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide by Barbara Janson Cohen and Ann DePetris

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