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Medical Terminology Complete (HF-MT02)


Course Description

Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots.

Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.

After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Identify and apply basic word structure
• Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body
• Define common prefixes
• Identify diagnostic and procedural suffixes
• Comprehend medical specialists and case reports


Medical Terminology Module 1
Basic Word Structure
• Word Analysis
• Combining Forms
• Suffixes & Prefixes
• Pronunciation of Terms
• Exercises & Applications
Medical Terminology Module 2
Organization of the Body
• Body Systems
• Body Cavities
• Divisions of the Back
• Planes of the Body
• Pronunciation of Terms
• Exercises & Applications
Medical Terminology Module 3
• Introduction to Suffixes
• Suffixes and Terminology
• Diagnostic & Procedural Suffixes
• Pronunciation of Terms
• Exercises & Applications
Medical Terminology Module 4
• Combining Forms & Prefixes
• Prefixes and Terminology
• Define Common Prefixes
• Pronunciation of Terms
• Exercises & Applications
Medical Terminology Module 5
Medical Specialists & Case Reports
• Medical Specialists
• Combining Forms & Vocabulary
• Case Reports & Terminology
• Pronunciation of Terms
• Exercises & Applications
Medical Terminology Module 6
Body Systems – Part 1
• Cardiovascular System
• Digestive System
• Endocrine System
• Reproductive System
• Lymphatic System
Medical Terminology Module 7
Body Systems – Part 2
• Musculoskeletal System
• Nervous System
• Respiratory System
• Skin & Sense Organs
• Urinary System


1 month




There are no specific prerequisites for this course. Students will need access to both a computer and the internet. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.

The intended audience for this program is individuals that are seeking to enhance their Medical Terminology skills.





This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.


Internet Access
• Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
• Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

• Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
• Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website)
• 1 GB RAM minimum recommended
• Operating Systems
-Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
• Web Browsers
-Google Chrome is highly recommended
-Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Kindle Reader App
• Adobe PDF Reader
• Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
• Adobe Flash Player
• Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
• PowerPoint Viewer

The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:

• Medical Terminology: A Short Course by Davi-Ellen Chabner

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