Online Class: Medical Terminology 201

This comprehensive and advanced course on medical terminology continues from where Medical Terminology 1 left off and provides a more thorough and detailed look at the medical terms and related human body functions you need to know to advance your medical career.

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Course Description

Mastering the Language of Healthcare: Medical Terminology 201

The healthcare industry is a vast, interconnected web of professionals, each serving a vital role in the well-being of patients. At the heart of this intricate network lies medical terminology—a language that acts as the pulse of every healthcare-related communication. Understanding this language isn't just a skill; it's a necessity for anyone hoping to navigate the medical field with finesse and proficiency.

"Medical Terminology 201" serves as an advanced gateway into this language. While prior experience or training, like our foundational "Medical Terminology 101" course, is advantageous, it isn't mandatory. This course has been sculpted for both seasoned professionals and eager newcomers keen on deepening their understanding of medical linguistics.

Central to our curriculum is an exploration of terms and concepts rooted in human anatomy. The course unravels the intricate tapestry of the human body, delving deep into each body system. Each lesson is meticulously curated, beginning with the foundational structures and functions of a system. This is followed by a dive into the realm of pathology, diagnostic tools, and procedural terminology. Our online classroom has been designed for optimal learning, offering an intuitive, easy-to-navigate interface that transforms the daunting task of medical terminology mastery into a streamlined, enjoyable experience.

But why, one might ask, is understanding medical terminology so crucial? The reasons are manifold:

  1. Career Versatility: This knowledge is foundational for those stepping into the spheres of medical coding or medical billing. With the ever-growing healthcare industry, having expertise in medical terminology can significantly expand and improve job opportunities.

  2. Interdisciplinary Communication: Whether you're eyeing roles in hospitals, insurance firms, government health agencies, or even in the legal domain—where medical record interpretation is vital—grasping medical terminology ensures efficient and error-free communication.

  3. Enhanced Patient Care: For those in direct patient care roles, understanding medical language deepens patient-practitioner relationships, ensures clear communication, and often leads to better patient outcomes.

  4. Broad Applicability: If you're veering towards any health and science career that necessitates interactions with physicians, dentists, or other medical experts, fluency in medical terminology is indispensable.

Our course structure offers a systematic journey through the human body:

  • Lesson 1. Integumentary System: Dive into the world of skin, its layers, functions, common diseases, diagnostic procedures, and relevant medical procedures.

  • Lesson 2. Respiratory System: Explore the mechanisms of breathing, the organs involved, common respiratory ailments, and the medical jargon associated with this vital system.

  • Lesson 3. Digestive System: Understand the journey of food, from ingestion to excretion, and familiarize yourself with terms related to common gastrointestinal conditions.

  • Lesson 4. Cardiovascular System: Delve into the heart of the matter—literally! Learn about the heart, blood vessels, circulation processes, and associated medical terms.

  • Lesson 5. Musculoskeletal System: Grasp the framework of the human body, diving deep into bones, muscles, ligaments, and their associated terminologies.

  • Lesson 6. The Nervous System: Navigate the intricate network of nerves, the brain, and spinal cord, understanding the terminologies associated with common neurological conditions.

  • Lesson 7. Genitourinary Systems: Explore the reproductive and urinary systems, their functions, common ailments, and associated medical procedures.

Each lesson is replete with assignments, exams, surveys, and documents, offering a comprehensive understanding of the topic at hand.

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, fluency in its language can set you apart, ensuring not just career growth but also the satisfaction of efficient, effective, and compassionate patient care. "Medical Terminology 201" is your stepping stone into this world, offering a blend of in-depth knowledge and practical insights. Join us and hone the linguistic prowess that powers the world of healthcare.

Course Motivation

Are you considering pursuing a career in medical science? If so, it’s an absolute must that you have the ability to communicate with physicians, dentists or any other medical professionals.

If you’ve already gained a rudimentary knowledge of the healthcare language known as medical terminology, but it just wasn't enough, then Medical Terminology 201 will pick up where these other classes left off.

Keep in mind – this is an advanced course. While it’s not a pre-requisite, if your medical terminology skills are rusty (or even non-existent) then you might want to consider enrolling in our introductory course, Medical Terminology 101.

However, if you're confident that you've got what it takes to make it in today’s medical field, then the successful completion of this course is a pre-requisite!

Regardless of where you stand in the healthcare industry, you won’t get very far without a clear understanding of the language of medicine.

The primary focus of Medical Terminology 201 is to help you focus on the medical terms and concepts that are used to understand human anatomy.

Many potential students stand to gain a great deal from the successful completion of this class:

·        Professional medical coders and/or billers.

·        Individuals eager to improve or even expand their job opportunities.

·        Those looking for careers in hospitals across the country (as well as insurance companies or government agencies)

·        Plus, legal professionals working in the medical field.

Fortunately, you don’t need to wait to get started. Enrollment is open 24/7 and everything you’ll need in order to excel will be provided immediately. So stop wasting time – enroll today!

Medical Terminology 201 is an ideal option for students with a basic understanding of medical terminology and works well in an online, self-paced environment. The successful completion will require a lot of reading, research and memorization, so it’s advised that interested students are comfortable reading and writing with at least a high school level.

There are a total of seven lessons, which are organized and divided by the various systems of the human body. Every lesson starts with the structures and functions of the system and further explores pathology, diagnostic and procedural terminology.

All-in-all, you benefit from an easy-to-read, compact format that makes for fast, effective learning that lasts.

If you're dedicated to setting yourself up in a career in the medical or scientific communities, and refuse to settle for anything less than the ability to communicate with others already in the field – doctors, dentists, healthcare administrators, etc.--then this is the class that will get you where you want to go.

Better yet, everything that you'll need to pass this class is provided for you the minute you enroll. There are no additional books, supplies or memberships that you'll have to purchase. Not only will this save you money, it also saves one of your most precious commodities – your time!

In Medical Terminology 201, performance is measured through end-of-lesson quizzes and assignments worth 20-25 points a piece. However, the most important performance review will come at the end of the class with the final exam. In order to pass, you need to score at least 70% or better.

If you’re sure that you're prepared to dive into an advanced course and learn the language of medical terminology, you can get started on the mastery right now!

The minute you enroll, you’ll be ready to break the ice with Lesson 1: the Integumentary System. So act now!

You’re only a registration away from professional success.

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1. Integumentary System

This lesson material will achieve these objectives: Identify organs and structures of the integumentary system. Identify and define associated word parts. Build and analyze medical terms with word parts from Quick Medical Terminology 101. Additional lesson topics: Integumentary System 39 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 3 Practice Worksheets
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Integumentary Assignment
  • Assessment: Exam 1 Review - Integumentary System

Lesson 2. Respiratory System

Lesson material will achieve these objectives: Identify the organs and other structures of the respiratory system. Build and analyze medical terms with word parts. Define and spell the disease and disorder, diagnostic, surgical, and complementary terms. Additional lesson topics: Trachea; Lungs; Ventillation; Bronchioles; Gas Exchange; Upper Respiratory Tract; Alveoli; Bronchi; Respiratory Functions; Larynx 39 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 3 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete Assignment: Respiratory Procedures
  • Assessment: Exam 2 Review - Respiratory System

Lesson 3. Digestive System

Lesson material will achieve these objectives: Identify and describe the major organs and structures of the digestive tract. Define digestive related word parts. Build and analyze medical terms with word parts presented. Additional lesson topics: Peritoneal cavity; The large intestine; The small intestine; Digestive accessory organs; Pharynx; Digestive System Function Overview; Stomach; Esophagus; Oral cavity 46 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 3 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete Assignment: Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Assessment: Exam 3 Review - Digestive System

Lesson 4. Cardiovascular System

Lesson material will achieve these objectives: Describe the heart in terms of chambers, valves, heartbeat, and blood supply. Identify and describe the three different types of blood vessels. Identify the major components of the blood.
Additional lesson topics: Aortic Valve Surgery; Components; Cardiovascular System Overview; Neutrophils; Eosinophils; Monocytes; Function; Vessel anatomy; Lymphocytes; Basophils
30 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete Assignment: Heart Procedure
  • Assessment: Exam 4 Review - Cardiovascular System

Lesson 5. Musculoskeletal System

Lesson material will achieve these objectives: Identify and describe the major structures and functions of the muscular and skeletal systems. Describe the different joint types. Recognize and define terms related to muscle movements and identify several Additional lesson topics: The Muscular System Quick Review 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 3 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete Assignment: Fracture Types
  • Assessment: Exam 5 Review - Musculoskeletal System

Lesson 6. The Nervous System

Lesson material will achieve these objectives: Describe the major structure and functions of the nervous system. Identify the major divisions of the nervous stem. Recognize and define common pathologies and diagnostic and treatment procedures of the ner Additional lesson topics: Histology; Afferent NS; Nerve; Efferent NS; Spinal cord; Neurons; Glial cells; Nervous System Structure; Nervous System Overview 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete Assignment: Deciphering a Procedure Report
  • Assessment: Exam 6 Review - Nervous System

Lesson 7. Genitourinary Systems

Lesson material will achieve these objectives: Describe the major functions of the urinary and reproductive systems. Name and describe the structures of the urinary and reproductive systems. Recognize and define terms related to the pathology, Additional lesson topics: Urinary System Review; Physiology of the Renal System: Introduction 79 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 4 Practice Worksheets
  • Lesson discussions: What do you think about this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete Assignment: Urinary System Procedures
  • Assessment: Exam 7 Review - Genitourinary Systems
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the integumentary system.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the respiratory system.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the digestive system.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the cardiovascular system.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the musculoskeletal system.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the nervous system.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the genitourinary systems.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Medical Terminology 201
Course Number: 8900159
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (4,165 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: November 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "Very helpful class. I actually enjoyed reviewing medical terminology terms and going over all the word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and diagnostic procedures." -- Estella F.
  • "She responded quickly in all my exam results amd assignments." -- Maria F.
  • "The instructor was always helpful and courteous." -- Wanda W.
  • "Excellent course, great instructor." -- Tracy O.
  • "It was very good and helpful." -- Padraig B.
  • "I found the Lessons to be most helpful going from The term Prefixes and Suffixes to the Actual Words and Definitions and then bringing the issues in." -- Abe D.
  • "The videos that accompanied the lessons were outstanding." -- James (Jim) B.
  • "The video tutoring was excellent for me." -- Rhonda C.
  • "What was most helpful was the videos with the medical terms spoken and showing the actual surgical procedures." -- Lisa Paige D.
  • "I loved the ability to review and re-review the information. And, I loved the ability to print out the info so I could do studying off line away from the computer." -- Karen Y.
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