Course Description

Medical Terminology Mastery: From Foundations to Fluency

The world of medicine is vast and intricate, making the language used within it equally complex. Given the critical nature of healthcare, even the slightest miscommunication can lead to significant consequences. With the global healthcare industry projected to grow at an unprecedented rate, the necessity for clear, concise medical communication has never been higher.

Enter the Medical Terminology Mastery Course, an all-encompassing journey through both foundational and advanced medical terminologies. This course seamlessly amalgamates the robust content of Medical Terminology 101 and 201, setting you on the path to achieve medical linguistic excellence.

Course Overview

Beginning with the foundational elements, the course delves deep into the roots of medical words, encapsulating the prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. With these building blocks in hand, the voyage continues through each body system. Here, we unravel the layers, ensuring you not only recognize but also define related medical terms with precision.

For instance, you won't just learn the term 'angina pectoris' but understand that 'angina' means pain and 'pectoris' refers to the chest – a chest pain typically due to reduced blood flow to the heart. Such in-depth explorations peppered throughout the course make it an invaluable asset for both novices and seasoned professionals.

Why This Course?

  • Depth & Breadth: The curriculum dives deep into each topic, with some modules extended over two lessons for a thorough understanding, like the Digestive System (Lesson 7 & 8) or the Musculoskeletal System (Lesson 10 & 11).

  • Relevance: With up-to-date content mirroring the latest advancements in medicine, you'll always be a step ahead.

  • Interactive Learning: Engage with diverse resources, from assignments and exams to netlinks, ensuring comprehensive understanding and retention.

  • Refresher or First-Timer: While newcomers will find this course a robust introduction, seasoned professionals will appreciate it as a comprehensive refresher.

Course Modules:

The course spans 22 meticulously curated lessons. While the initial modules lay the groundwork with medical basics and word roots, the subsequent lessons navigate the complexities of the human body. From understanding the body's orientation (Lesson 3) to diving into the nuances of the respiratory (Lesson 14 & 15), integumentary (Lesson 17), and genitourinary systems (Lesson 20), each module is crafted for holistic understanding.

The course culminates in a rigorous final exam (Lesson 22), ensuring you emerge not just with knowledge, but with the confidence to apply it.

Step into the World of Medical Excellence

Medicine is as much about knowledge as it is about communication. The ability to convey complex medical scenarios with clarity and precision can make the difference between accurate or misguided treatments.

Whether you're stepping into the vast arena of healthcare or looking to solidify your existing knowledge, the Medical Terminology Mastery Course is your ultimate companion. Come, embark on a journey of medical linguistic excellence and emerge fluent in the language of healthcare. Enroll today, and take a step closer to medical eloquence.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

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.
  • Identify and define terms relating to the cardiovascular system.
  • Identify and define terms relating to the digestive system.
  • Identify and define terms relating to the lymphatic system.
  • Identify and define terms relating to the musculoskeletal system.
  • Identify and define terms relating to the nervous system.
  • Identify and define terms relating to the respiratory system.
  • Identify and define terms relating to the skin and sense organs.
  • Identify and define terms relating to the male and female reproductive systems.
  • Identify and define terms relating to the endocrine system and urinary systems.
  • Identify and define terms relating to the the genitourinary system.
  • Identify and define common terms used in examinations.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Medical Terminology Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Quiz: Medical Basics 100 points
Lesson 2 Quiz: Basic Word Roots 100 points
On-line Research 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam: Human Body Orientation 80 points
Lesson 4 Quiz: The Human Body in Health and Disease 100 points
On-line Research 10 points
Lesson 5 Quiz: The Cardiovascular System 10 points
On-line Research 10 points
Lesson 6 Quiz: Cardiovascular System Continued 20 points
Lesson 7 Quiz: The Digestive System 11 points
Gastroenterology Procedures 20 points
Lesson 8: Digestive System Continued 37 points
Plural Formation 10 points
Lesson 9 Quiz: The Lymphatic System 9 points
Lesson 10 Quiz: The Musculoskeletal System 10 points
Fracture Types 15 points
Lesson 11 Quiz: Musculoskeletal System Continued 20 points
Lesson 12 Quiz: Nervous System 10 points
Deciphering a Procedure Report 20 points
Lesson 13 Quiz: The Nervous System Continued 19 points
Lesson 14 Quiz: The Respiratory System 10 points
Respiratory Procedures 10 points
Lesson 15 Quiz: Respiratory System 27 points
Lesson 16 Quiz: Skin and Sense Organs 8 points
Skin Surgery 20 points
Lesson 17 Quiz: Integumentary System 29 points
Decipher Radiologist Report 20 points
Lesson 18 Exam: Midterm Review 195 points
Lesson 19 Quiz: Endocrine and Urinary Systems 11 points
Lesson 20 Quiz: The Genitourinary Systems 15 points
Lesson 21 Quiz: Examination and Instrumentation 80 points
The Final Exam Part 1 71 points
The Final Exam Part 2 48 points
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