Specialist Language Courses
Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology

This online Medical Terminology course introduces hundreds of medical terms covering body parts, symptoms, conditions, treatments and procedures. It also shows how medical terms are formed and pronounced, and how they translate into everyday English.

Medical terminology is essential to understanding healthcare. Using an agreed set of medical terms allows healthcare professionals to use language that will be understood by other healthcare professionals wherever it is said or written.

The course analyses the roots of medical terms – very often derived from old English, Latin or Greek – and the prefixes and suffixes which combine with the roots to give specific meanings, so enabling learners to understand new terms when they see them for the first time.
The course covers terms for every part of the body, from the parietal bone to the sacrum to the hallux.

Medical Terminology is ideal for medical administrators, healthcare assistants, carers, medical secretaries and international healthcare workers.

Course accreditation

Medical Terminology is accredited by the CPD Standards Office in the UK. When learners complete the course, they receive a formal CPD Standards certificate for 24 CPD hours or points, accepted internationally and across multiple professional sectors.

This certificate can be co-branded with the organisation the learners work at.

Institutional course platforms and support

Any employer using SLC’s courses receives their own platform design, where they get full reporting on what their doctors have done and what their scores are.

SLC provides training and technical support, so organisations and their staff are supported throughout.

Institutional discounts

We provide institutional licences and discounts to the online Medical Terminology course. This offer can be combined to suit your organisation’s needs with our courses too, such as, English for Medical Academic Purposes, English for Doctors, English for Pharmacy, English for Nurses, English for Care, OET preparation and IELTS preparation courses.

Interested in using online Medical Terminology? Get in touch!