Medical Terminology: An Overview

Medical Terminology: An Overview
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
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Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Medical terms can be complex, confusing and difficult to memorize. By understanding the origins of the words and their building blocks - such as roots, prefixes and suffixes, the terminology will make sense and be easier to use in everyday settings such as doctor’s offices, labs, pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. This course is structured to help you break down commonly used terms and understand how medical terminology relates to body parts, diseases and procedures.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the foundation of medical terminology
  • List functions of major body systems such as skeletal, muscular and sensory
  • Recall how your blood vessels, lymph nodes and heart work together
  • Recognize the fundamentals of the body’s endocrine system, central nervous system and the male and female reproductive systems

Medical Terminology: An Overview Module 1 
Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes

Module one will take a look at the basics of body anatomy and organization, the foundation of medical terminology and why words are structured the way they are. We will look at the relationship between Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, suffixes and everyday pronunciation.

  • History of Medical Terminology
  • Applying Different Rules of Pluralization
  • Deconstructing Medical Words
  • Pronunciation and Everyday Usage 
  • Organization of the Body

Medical Terminology: An Overview Module 2 
Bones, Muscles, Skin and Sensory

Module two discusses the major body systems such as skeletal, muscular and sensory and their root terminology. We will cover how systems function together and how they correlate to the overall health of the human body, as well as pathology, diseases and conditions that affect these systems.

  • Terminology of the Skeletal, Muscular, Integumentary and Sensory Systems
  • Skeletal Diseases and Pathology
  • Classes and Types of Muscles
  • Skin Layers and Conditions
  • Anatomy of Eyes, Ears and Nose

Medical Terminology: An Overview Module 3 
Heart, Lungs and Gastrointestinal

Module three covers how your blood vessels, lymph nodes and heart all work together, as well as how the respiratory system and organs of the digestive system function. We will also recognize the proper way to diagnose gastrointestinal and respiratory conditions according to the specific body part.

  • The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
  • Veins, Arteries and Blood Flow
  • Organs of the Digestive System
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases and Pathology
  • Respiratory Terminology and Diagnostic Tests

Medical Terminology Module 4
Hormones, Nerves, Urinary and Reproductive

Module four discusses the fundamentals of the body’s endocrine system, the central nervous system and the male and female reproductive systems. We will also cover easy methods and simple phrases for memorizing medical terms through study guides and tips and tricks.

  • Endocrine System and Hormone Functions 
  • Parts of the Central Nervous System
  • Urinary Tract Functions
  • Male Reproductive Systems
  • Female Reproductive Systems

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  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

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PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
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  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.