Medical Terminology



Online Training for Medical Terminology

Medical terminology is the foundation of all medicine and all healthcare-related careers. It is the basis of medical communication. In this 100% online course you will learn to speak and use the language of medicine. Your enhanced understanding of the human body and how it is described will establish the baseline for your career in healthcare. 

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 Job Outlook for Medical Terminology

  • Medical terminology forms the basis for healthcare careers, in which the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts a 15% increase in demand between now and 2029. The BLS expects the healthcare sector to generate more jobs than any other industry during that time frame.
  • The average annual income for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) $68,190, according to the BLS. Professionals in healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) earn $28,470 on average.

Medical Terminology FAQs

What is the purpose of learning Medical Terminology?

Medical terminology provides an organized system for describing the human body, its systems, ailments and treatments. It is a necessary skill for every healthcare profession and career.

Which professions use Medical Terminology?

All healthcare professions use medical terminology to varying degrees. Healthcare support positions that rely on the use and application of terms are especially dependent upon medical terminology. Some examples include:

  • Medical coding
  • Medical records
  • Medical assisting

Is Medical Terminology a good basis for a Work From Home (WFH) or remote career?

Many healthcare support positions lend themselves well to WFH or remote careers. Medical coding and billing, medical records management, medical assisting and even emerging areas such as virtual nursing are considered excellent prospects for working remotely.

Course Objectives

  • Define the word parts that make up most medical terms—roots, prefixes, and suffixes
  • Explain the functions of the various body systems
  • Identify diagnoses, procedures, and treatments common to each body system
  • Understand common medical abbreviations and acronyms
  • Recognize the importance of accuracy in spelling and pronunciation of medical terms
  • Better prepare for medical coding, medical records, or medical assisting certification exams
  • Communicate effectively with other members of the healthcare team
  • Understand the information contained in medical reports and health records
  • Develop a foundation of knowledge about the human body that will enable you to be successful in your chosen medical career
  • Obtain a certificate to prove your competency in the healthcare field

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Introduction to Medical Terminology

The Musculoskeletal System

The Cardiovascular System

The Lymphatic and Immune Systems

The Respiratory System

The Digestive System

The Urinary System

The Nervous System

The Special Senses The Eyes and Ears

The Integumentary System

The Endocrine System

The Reproductive System

Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology