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ONLINE MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

This online Medical Terminology course teaches hundreds of medical terms covering body parts, symptoms, conditions, treatments and procedures. You also learn 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 students and professionals to use language that will be understood by other professionals wherever it is said or written.

Medical terminology can seem like another language. However, it has a regular structure that can be learnt quickly. In essence, you need to understand 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.

SLC’s Medical Terminology course helps you understand how medical terminology works and introduces you to medical terms covering every part of the body, from the parietal bone to the sacrum to the hallux.

  • Healthcare professionals and students
  • Anyone thinking about a career in medical administration
  • Anyone with an interest in discovering more about medical language, its etymology and meanings
  • Analysis of root words, prefixes and suffixes
  • Terms for parts of the body and body systems
  • Terms for conditions, treatments and procedures
  • Pronunciation guide
  • Translating medical terms into everyday language
  • Using medical terms in practice

You read, listen and do multiple activities to learn the many terms in the course. At the end of the course, you will receive a CPD Standards Certificate for 24 CPD points or hours.

Medical Terminology Syllabus

COURSE FEATURES

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Virginia Allum

Virginia wrote SLC’s Medical English courses and is SLC’s Head of Medical English. She is a lecturer in English for Medical Purposes, a Medical English teacher trainer, and a widely published writer, including co-authoring the Cambridge English for Nursing text books, used by Medical universities around the world. Virginia Allum is also a practising Registered Nurse, with years of practice in the UK and Australia.

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