Overview - An Overview of Medical Terminology
This online course aims to help the learner understand medical terminology by presenting effective ways to remember them, their meaning and what they relate to.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Develop effective ways to remember medical terms; and
- Understand how to break medical terms into roots, prefixes and suffixes
This course is the first in a series of terminology courses covering various topics across the medical sector.
- How are medical terms structured?
- Root words
- Combining vowels
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
This course is aimed at anybody who engages in activities that require a basic understanding of medical terms.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
On completion, you may be interested in taking the 'Skeletal Terminology' course which aims to further knowledge of medical terminology by focusing on the skeletal system. Click here to view this course.
Do you qualify to access this course free of charge?
If your organisation has purchased access to the National Patient Safety Suite, you’ll be able to access this course for free. Visit our self-registration page to find out more: http://nationalpatientsafetysuite.virtual-college.co.uk/
12 months unlimited access to the Patient Safety Training Suite of 13 courses costs just £5,000 + VAT. Different options are available for individuals, small, medium and large organisations. Click here to find out more.
How it Works
This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.
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Step 3: Take the course
For the best possible internet browser experience we recommend you use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox.
You will get a better learner experience if you have sound enabled. Most computers come with built-in speakers, but the narration will generally be written in text on the screen for you to read if you don't have sound turned on.
The course is interactive and you may need to click on parts of the screen before you can advance. This will be obvious as the narration and text will tell you what to do or the links will pulse and flash. The system will remember where you left off and take you back there, but you can go over any part of it as many times as you want to and take as long as you want.
You can write your own notes for the course and print them off or simply store them to access later any time you view your course.
When you get to the end, you will be presented with an assessment to check your understanding. Don't worry; in most cases you can take this assessment three times at no extra cost, and we have policies and procedures in place for adding further attempts.
Step 4: Your certificate
You will be able to print your own certificate at the end of the course.
Some courses also include the option of a high-quality posted certificate, for example our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene courses.
This course can be purchased with the Skeletal Terminology course for the reduced price of £45 if you buy the Medical Terminology Training Package.
Discounts are available for multiple purchases of this individual course (10 or more) and are calculated during checkout.
For larger numbers, please call us on 01943 885086.