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    Lessons
  • 21
    Exams &
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  • 18
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.8
    CEUs
  • 24,813
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 
 
 

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.  Through well-written and concise rich text, pictures, diagrams, HD Video, and interactive assignments and exams, this course teaches you how to analyze individual medical word parts such as prefixes, suffixes and word roots. This course also covers body system dynamics, 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 as well as the instruments used in assessment.
 
This course is ideal if you are...
 
  • working with doctors, nurses, or other medical personnel
  • interested in pursuing a career in medical transcription, medical billing or medical coding
  • looking to become a physician's secretary or medical support staff
  • need a review or extra tutoring for your anatomy and physiology classes
  • want a jump start in the medical field before starting college
  • interested in learning the latest in medical language

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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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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

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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. 101 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7050.pdf
  • Review Video: Intro to Structure and Function of the Body
  • Complete Assignment: Why are you taking a medical terminology course?
  • Complete: Quiz 1

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. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7051.pdf
  • Review Article: Online Medical Dictionary
  • Review 3 Videos: Medical Terminology Basics; Medical Terms: Roots, prefixes, suffixes; Medical Terminology I
  • Take Poll: Health Careers
  • Complete: Quiz 2

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. 90 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7052.pdf
  • Review Article: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Review 2 Videos: The Human Body: An Orientation; A and P I: Orientation
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz 3

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. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7053.pdf
  • Review Video: Mechanisms of Disease
  • Complete: Quiz 4

Lesson 5: The Cardiovascular System

The Cardiovascular System. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7054.pdf
  • Review Article: The Cardiovascular System
  • Review 3 Videos: Human Circulatory System; Cardiovascular System 1, Heart, Structure and Function; Heart Structure and Circulation
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz 5

Lesson 6: The Digestive System

The Digestive System. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7055.pdf
  • Review 2 Articles: The Digestive System; Glossary
  • Complete: Quiz 6

Lesson 7: The Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System. 13 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7056.pdf
  • Review Article: Symptom Checker
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz 7

Lesson 8: The Musculoskeletal System

The Musculoskeletal System. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7057.pdf
  • Review 2 Videos: The Musculoskeletal System; Biology Video: Learn about Human Skeleton
  • Complete: Quiz 8

Lesson 9: The Nervous System

The Nervous System. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7058.pdf
  • Review 2 Videos: The Nervous System; Nervous System/Neural Tissue: Anatomy and Physiology Help
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz 9

Lesson 10: The Respiratory System

The Respiratory System. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7059.pdf
  • Review 3 Videos: Respiratory System - Overview; Respiratory Anatomy; The Respiratory System
  • Complete: Quiz 10

Lesson 11: The Skin and Sense Organs

The Skin and Sense Organs. 13 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7060.pdf
  • Review Article: Human Sense Organs
  • Review Video: What is skin? The layers of human skin
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz 11

Lesson 12: Endocrine System, Urinary System

Let's study the Endocrine System and Urinary System. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7061.pdf
  • Review Article: MedlinePlus: Endocrine System
  • Review 2 Videos: The Endocrine System; Endocrinology - Overview
  • Complete: Quiz 12

Lesson 13: Male and Female Reproductive Systems

In-depth look of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems. 195 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7062.pdf
  • Review 2 Videos: Learn About the Male and female Reproductive Systems; Welcome to the Reproductive System
  • Complete: Quiz 13 - Mid-Term Course Review

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. 90 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: optional-WordSearch-Activity-7063.pdf
  • Complete: Quiz 14

Lesson 15: Final Exam

Final Exam 84 Total Points
  • Take Poll: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Final Exam
859
Total Course Points
 

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.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the cardiovascular system.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the digestive system.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the lymphatic 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 respiratory system.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the skin and sense organs.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the endocrine system and urinary systems.
  • Recognize and define terms relating to the male and female reproductive systems, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Medical Terminology 101
Course Number: 8900158
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: College Level (Self-Paced, Online Class)
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
Instructor: Cheryl Reinerio, RN, BC, MSN
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