Earn your Medical Terminology Certificate.
Common medical terminology is a critical part of the language used by health care practitioners. It is essentially a vocabulary that requires a uniform pronunciation, definition, and spelling of terms used by professionals. Individuals with medical terminology training are capable of analyzing and interpreting medical reports related to specific body systems.
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To increase students’ knowledge of common medical terminology used by health-care practitioners.
- Analyze and interpret medical reports related to specific body systems
- Identify medical terms and words by their component parts
- Define the body structure and its systems, cavities, planes, and positions
- Explain the importance of medical terminology in health-care professions
Terminology for Allied Health Professionals
Author: Sormunen, Carolee
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to participate in and complete your program.
A High School Diploma, Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent is required to enroll in this program.
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