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Medical Terminology - A Word Association Approach - Online

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This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes. The course includes animation and audio to aid student retention and to ensure correct pronunciation of terms.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to identify common root and musculoskeletal root terms and their meanings.
  • Discern and memorize integumentary and digestive root terms and their meanings.
  • Identify and memorize cardiovascular and respiratory root terms and their meanings.
  • Recognize and commit to memory urinary and reproductive root terms and their meanings.
  • Identify and memorize neurosensory root terms and their meanings.
  • Learn the common medical prefixes.
  • Get to know common medical abbreviations.
  • Get familiar with directional terms and word combinations.

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Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser.

You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Go to Find your course by browsing the catalog or using the search bar. Click the 'Add to Cart' button. Select your start date and then create a Username and Password. You must make an 80 or higher on the final exam (online) to successfully complete the course. You may only take the exam once.

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Class Details

12 Sessions
Online 24/7


Online Instructor 

CEUs : 2.4



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
12/15/2021 - 2/4/2022 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Online Instructor