Medical Abbreviations


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  • 29
    Lessons
  • 83
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 22
    Hours
    average time
  • 2.2
    CEUs
 
 
 

Course Description

Medical terminology is the study of the myriad of medical terms that make up the sometimes long and convoluted medical terms used in everyday medical practices and hospitals.  Medical terms are usually made from prefixes, suffixes, and root words, most of which have some origin in the Latin or Greek languages, although sometimes a word comes from German, French, or English origins.

This course will teach you the various medical terms and medical abbreviations that make up medical terminology.  There will be medical terms based on numbers, colors, and on words beginning with the letters "A" through "Z".  You'll find some lessons are very difficult because there are dozens of medical terms to memorize.  Others just have a few medical terms to memorize.

The best way to take this course is to learn the medical terms and transfer them to index cards cut in half with the medical term on one side and the meaning of the medical term on the other side.  You can play a game by guessing the medical term's meaning and putting those you get right in one pile and those you get wrong in another pile.  Eventually, all the medical terms will go into the pile of words you know and have memorized.

As part of the course, the etiology and the time when the word was first used will be a part of the lesson but it is not necessary to memorize those facts.  They are just included for your interest and to give you some idea of where and when the word was first used. 

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    Course Lessons

    Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Terminology

    In this course, you'll come to realize that there are thousands of medical terms you will need to know in your medical career. Some medical abbreviations have worked their way into common terms that will be easy to recognize. 85 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Quiz

    Lesson 2: Medical Terminology of the Numbers and Colors

    This lesson is about the cardinal and ordinal numbers as well as the prefixes indicating the colors of things. 90 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Quiz (part 1)
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Quiz (part 2)

    Lesson 3: Medical Terminology beginning with the Letter "A"

    Now that you have learned the medical terminology for numbers and colors, and have some idea as to how prefixes, root words, and suffixes can be put together to make complex medical terms, it's time to learn some new medical terminology parts, beginning with the letter "A". 105 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Quiz (part 1)
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Quiz (part 2)

    Lesson 4: Medical Terminology beginning with the Letter "B"

    Now that you have learned your numbers, colors, and medical terminology beginning with the letter "A", it's time to move on to those terms that begin with the letter "B". 105 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Quiz (part 1)
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Quiz (part 2)

    Lesson 5: Medical Terminology of Terms beginning with the Letter "C"

    This lesson is all about medical terms beginning with the letter "C". 105 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Quiz (part 1)
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Quiz (part 2)

    Lesson 6: Medical Terminology of Terms beginning with the Letter "D"

    This lesson is all about medical terms that begin with the letter "D". 105 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Quiz (part 1)
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Quiz (part 2)

    Lesson 7: Medical Terminology for Terms beginning with the letter "E"

    In this lesson, you will learn about medical terms that begin with the letter "E". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Quiz

    Lesson 8: Medical Terminology for Terms beginning with the Letter "F"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "F". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 8 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 8 Quiz

    Lesson 9: Medical Terminology beginning with the Letter "G"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "G". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 9 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 9 Quiz

    Lesson 10: Medical Terminology beginning with the Letter "H"

    This lesson will focus on medical terminology beginning with the letter "H". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 10 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 10 Quiz

    Lesson 11: Medical Terminology beginning with the Letter "I"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms beginning with the letter "I". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 11 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 11 Quiz

    Lesson 12: Medical Terminology using Terms beginning with the Letter "J"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms beginning with the letter "J". 25 Total Points
    • Lesson 12 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 12 Quiz

    Lesson 13: Medical Terminology using Terms beginning with the Letter "K"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms beginning with the letter "K". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 13 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 13 Quiz

    Lesson 14: Medical Terminology with Terms beginning with the letter "L"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms beginning with the letter "L". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 14 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 14 Quiz

    Lesson 15: Medical Terminology using Terms beginning with the Letter "M"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms beginning with the letter "M". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 15 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 15 Quiz

    Lesson 16: Medical Terminology of Terms beginning with the Letter "N"

    This lesson focuses on medical terms beginning with the letter "N". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 16 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 16 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 16 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 16 Quiz

    Lesson 17: Medical Terminology for Terms beginning with the Letter "O"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "O". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 17 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 17 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 17 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 17 Quiz

    Lesson 18: Medical Terminology using Terms beginning with the Letter "P"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "P". 0 Total Points
    • Lesson 18 Video

    Lesson 19: Medical Terminology using Terms beginning with the Letter "P"

    Medical Terminology using Terms beginning with the Letter "P". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 19 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 18-19 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 18-19 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 18-19 Quiz

    Lesson 20: Medical Terminology beginning with the Letter "Q"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "Q". 55 Total Points
    • Lesson 20 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 20 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 20 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 20 Quiz

    Lesson 21: Medical Terminology using Terms beginning with the Letter "R"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "R". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 21 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 21 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 21 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 21 Quiz

    Lesson 22: Medical Terms using Terms beginning with the Letter "S"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "S". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 22 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 22 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 22 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 22 Quiz

    Lesson 23: Medical Terminology using Terms beginning with the Letter "T"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "T". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 23 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 23 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 23 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 23 Quiz

    Lesson 24: Medical Terminology with Terms beginning with the Letter "U"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "U". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 24 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 24 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 24 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 24 Quiz

    Lesson 25: Medical Terminology using Terms beginning with the Letter "V"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "V". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 25 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 25 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 25 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 25 Quiz

    Lesson 26: Medical Terminology using Medical Terms beginning with the Letter "W"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "W". 30 Total Points
    • Lesson 26 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 26 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 26 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 26 Quiz

    Lesson 27: Medical Terminology using Terms beginning with the Letter "X"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "X". 40 Total Points
    • Lesson 27 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 27 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 27 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 27 Quiz

    Lesson 28: Medical Terminology from Terms beginning with the Letter "Y"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "Y". 60 Total Points
    • Lesson 28 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 28 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 28 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 28 Quiz

    Lesson 29: Medical Terminology using Terms starting with the Letter "Z"

    This lesson focuses on those medical terms that begin with the letter "Z". 745 Total Points
    • Lesson 29 Video
    • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
    • Take Survey: Course Comments
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Lesson 29 Assignment A
    • Complete: Lesson 29 Assignment B
    • Complete: Lesson 29 Quiz
    • Complete: The Final Exam
    2510
    Total Course Points
     

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Define medical terminology of the numbers and colors.
    • Define medical terminology beginning with the letter 'a'.
    • Define medical terminology beginning with the letter 'b'.
    • Define medical terminology of terms beginning with the letter 'c'.
    • Define medical terminology of terms beginning with the letter 'd'.
    • Define medical terminology for terms beginning with the letter 'e'.
    • Define medical terminology for terms beginning with the letter 'f'.
    • Define medical terminology beginning with the letter 'g'.
    • Medical Terminology beginning with the Letter 'H'
    • Define medical terminology beginning with the letter 'i'.
    • Define medical terminology using terms beginning with the letter 'j'.
    • Define medical terminology using terms beginning with the letter 'k'.
    • Define medical terminology with terms beginning with the letter 'l'.
    • Define medical terminology using terms beginning with the letter 'm'.
    • Define medical terminology of terms beginning with the letter 'n'.
    • Define medical terminology for terms beginning with the letter 'o'.
    • Medical Terminology using Terms beginning with the Letter 'P'
    • Define medical terminology using terms beginning with the letter 'p'.
    • Define medical terminology beginning with the letter 'q'.
    • Define medical terminology using terms beginning with the letter 'r'.
    • Define medical terms using terms beginning with the letter 's'.
    • Define medical terminology using terms beginning with the letter 't'.
    • Define medical terminology with terms beginning with the letter 'u'.
    • Define medical terminology using terms beginning with the letter 'v'.
    • Define medical terminology using medical terms beginning with the letter 'w'.
    • Define medical terminology using terms beginning with the letter 'x'.
    • Define medical terminology from terms beginning with the letter 'y'..
    • Define medical terminology using terms starting with the letter 'z', and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
     

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    Course Title: Medical Abbreviations
    Course Number: 9770463
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: Professional Development (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 2.2 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
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    Course Fee: $70.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $95.00

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