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Medical Terminology 101

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Course Description

This medical terminology course covers the medical language and terminology used by health care professionals everywhere.
If you're interested in pursuing a health and science career requiring the ability to communicate with physicians, dentists, or other medical professionals, this class will meet all your needs.
In easy to review lessons, you'll find our user-friendly format will not only give you a solid foundation in medical language, but can be completed in less than 25 days.  You will analyze individual word parts such as prefixes, suffixes and word roots, along with learning body system dynamics, basic medical language, body orientation, health, wellness, and disease terms. You will learn the basic components of medical terminology as it relates to each body system plus the instruments used in assessment will also be reviewed.
So if you're planning on pursuing a career in medical transcription, medical billing or medical coding, physician's secretary or medical support staff, or you just need a review or extra tutoring for your anatomy and physiology classes, or maybe you want a jump start in the medical field before starting college; or perhaps you're just interested in learning the latest in medical language--you can begin today--enroll right now!

Learn and recognize word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language today. Learn how to combine words to create meaningful medical conditions as well as comprehend their definition and know the correct spelling. In this medical terminology course, we'll cover medical terms related to all major body systems, including: muscular system, skeletal system, respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, reproductive system, and urinary system. Whether are new to the medical profession, or you just need a refresher class, this medical terminology course is for you!

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  • Lesson 1: Medical Basics

    This lesson will identify basic body systems, medical terms, and vital signs; distinguish between symptoms and disease; determine the specialty of care by identifying the meaning of the word root and much more.
  • Lesson 2: Basic Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes

    This lesson will define word roots, prefixes, and suffixes; provide an understanding of how to analyze and construct medical terms from their component part and much more.
  • Lesson 3: Human Body Orientation

    This lesson will define anatomy and physiology, recognize anatomic position, familiarize students with planes of the body, equip students with the ability to locate parts of the body based on the descriptive orientation terms, and much more.
  • Lesson 4: The Human Body in Health and Disease

    This lesson will recognize terms related to the pathology of cells, tissues, and glands; types of disease, and modes of disease transmission; recognize different medical specialties and specialists; and much more.
  • Lesson 5: The Cardiovascular System

    The Cardiovascular System.
  • Lesson 6: The Digestive System

    The Digestive System.
  • Lesson 7: The Lymphatic System

    The Lymphatic System.
  • Lesson 8: The Musculoskeletal System

    The Musculoskeletal System.
  • Lesson 9: The Nervous System

    The Nervous System.
  • Lesson 10: The Respiratory System

    The Respiratory System.
  • Lesson 11: The Skin and Sense Organs

    The Skin and Sense Organs.
  • Lesson 12: Endocrine System, Urinary System

    Let's study the Endocrine System and Urinary System.
  • Lesson 13: Male and Female Reproductive Systems

    In-depth look of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems.
  • Lesson 14: Examination and Instrumentation

    This lesson will describe the techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation; and identify and understand various instruments utilized in a physical examination as they relate to specific body parts.
  • Lesson 15: Final Exam

    Final Exam

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Course Title: Medical Terminology 101
Course Number: 8900158
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: College Level
CEU Value: 1.8 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: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define and recognize basic word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
  • Describe human body orientation.
  • Describe the human body in health and disease.
  • Define terms relating to the cardiovascular system.
  • Define terms relating to the digestive system.
  • Define terms relating to the lymphatic system.
  • Define terms relating to the musculoskeletal system.
  • Define terms relating to the nervous system.
  • Define terms relating to the respiratory system.
  • Define terms relating to the skin and sense organs.
  • Define terms relating to the endocrine system and urinary systems.
  • Define terms relating to the male and female reproductive systems, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Why are you taking a medical terminology course?Assignment1
Quiz 1Exam100
Quiz 2Exam100
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment5
Quiz 3Exam85
Quiz 4Exam100
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment5
Quiz 5Exam14
Quiz 6Exam10
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment5
Quiz 7Exam8
Quiz 8Exam8
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment5
Quiz 9Exam10
Quiz 10Exam10
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment5
Quiz 11Exam8
Quiz 12Exam11
Quiz 13 - Mid-Term Course ReviewExam195
Quiz 14Exam90
Final ExamExam84
Total Points:859

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