This online program has been developed by the Canadian Red Cross
The purpose of the Medical Terminology course is to provide an introduction to the professional
language used by those who are directly and indirectly involved with the art of healing. The course will
also introduce those not currently involved in the health care environment with an introduction to the
language of medicine. In addition, the course will provide participants with the basics of human anatomy and physiology.
Who Should Take the Course?
Understanding medical terminology is vital when entering a number of medical professions, including medical billing, medical coding, medical administration, emergency responders, public safety professionals, and those who wish to gain a more thorough understanding of medical terms and/or enhance the knowledge base they already have.
Upon completion of the Medical Terminology course, the participant will be able to analyze medical terms, correctly spell medical terms, pronounce medical terms and correctly read passages containing medical terms.
This course is presented in 15 modules:
1) Introduction to Medical Terminology
2) Body Structures
3) Word Parts
4) Integumentary System
5) The Breast
6) Musculoskeletal System
7) Nervous System
8) The Sensory System
9) Cardiovascular System
10) Lymphatic and Immune System
11) Respiratory System
12) Digestive System
13) The Endocrine System
14) Reproductive System
15) Urinary System
At the end of each module, there is a test. Participants must successfully complete the test before continuing to the next module. Participants that do not achieve 70% can review the module content and try as many times as necessary to advance and complete the course. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique.
Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.
Online and self-paced, can leave the course at anytime and resume later. Average timeline for completion is 12-24hrs.