Learn How Medical Terms are Constructed and what they Mean
Medical terminology is in the main, created by joining together components of other languages such as latin or ancient greek; tin order to create a new word. These components generally have particular meanings. "Cardio" for example means heart; so any medical term with this component in it, will relate to the heart.
This course will help you toward a systematic and logical understanding of medical language.
This is useful for careers in medicine, medically-related professions, medical secretaries, ward clerks and so on. It is also useful for people who work in alternative medicine.
As you learn more of the terminology components and how they are incorporated into words; your ability to see components in unfamiliar words will grow. Eventually your ability to understand the meaning of words will become very good; even words that you may have never encountered before.
What's in this Course?
1. Scope and Nature of Medical Terminology
2. Anatomical Structure
3. Medical Equipment and Procedures
4. Pharmacological Terminology
5. Musculoskeletal System Terminology
6. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Immune Systems Terminology
7. Respiratory and Reproductive Systems Terminology
8. Digestive and Excretory Systems Terminology
9. Integumentary System (Skin) Terminology
10. Nervous and Sensory Systems Terminology
Study when, where and however much you want. For most students, the course can be completed with a total of around 100 hours of study; and a commitment close to that may be needed to achieve desired learning outcomes.
Self Assessment Tests are presented throughout the course. These are essentially an automated quiz. When you undertake a "SAT" or "Self Assessment Test", you will be able to see what you got correct, and what was incorrect; and in that way, you can identify your weaknesses.
Assignments are given at the end of each lesson. You should complete this assignment, paying careful attention to follow what is asked of you. It can be just as important to learn to work to specification, as it is to learn about the topic you are studying. Graduates who develop a habit of working to specification with vegetable growing, will impress others, and will be more efficient when self employed.
A Final Exam is offered upon satisfactory completion of all assignments. This is optional. If you choose to apply for and do this exam, you will have the possibility of obtaining a "formal credit" or "Pass Certification" for this course. A fee applies. The exam may be sat under prearranged conditions anywhere in the world. This college will award you a formal transcript, upon successful completion of the exam, as proof of your results.
Recognition and Ethics
This college is a member of the ACS Affiliates Network; a group of colleges from several countries, affiliated with each other through ACS Distance Education.. Courses are developed with input from all of these colleges, aspiring to reflect internationally accepted standards and needs.
A strict "No Plagiarism" and "No fraud" policy exists. Assignments are checked for plagiarism, and assignments will not be deemed to have been completed, if work is not your own original creation, and is found to have been copied from elsewhere. If the person doing the course is discovered to be different to the name enrolled, the enrolment and any results will be recorded as invalid and any fees paid will be forfeited.
A full refund less expenses (up to 15% of fees applied) is provided to anyone wishing to withdraw from a course, within 2 weeks of enrolment. This does not apply after the first assignment has been submitted and marked; or after the two weeks has expired.