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Basics of Medical Terminology

Medical terminology doesn't have to sound like a foreign language. Learn the basics on how to define these terms. Basics of Medical Terminology

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What you'll learn

  • Define key terms
  • Identify basic word elements
  • State the meaning of prefixes, suffixes, and word roots
  • State the meaning of medical terms composed of elements


  • Microsoft Office 2007 or 2024
  • Computer Printer
  • Medical Dictionary
  • Medical Terminology Book (Any for reference)- Online reference is acceptable.
  • 3 Ring Binder to keep printed material organized for future reference.
 Medical terminology may seem like a foreign language to us. For the most part, it is a foreign language. One that can be easily learned and applied to pursuing a medical career or simply learning it for your own benefit. This course will instruct you on learning how to define a medical term using prefixes, suffixes, root words, and combining vowels. Instructor will provide power point presentations with lecture, worksheets for download, illustration handouts, and quizzes.

Upon completion of this course, the student will have the ability to define medical terms used in the language of medicine.

Who this course is for:

  • Intended for individual seeking a career in medical terminology or those interested in the language of medicine.

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