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Medical Terminology

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Description

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The Medical Terminology for the Health Sciences course teaches students the foundations of medical terminology including basic word structure, and terminology related to specific body systems and medical interventions.


Course at-a-glance

  • Self-directed course delivered entirely online
  • Enrol anytime
  • Approximately 150 hours of learning, to be completed in up to 12 months
  • Course material comes from CHA Learning’s Health Information Management (HIM) program
  • Supported by faculty

Who should take the Medical Terminology course?

This course is designed for anyone wishing to gain a comprehensive understanding of the language of medicine, and those wishing to enter fields related to healthcare or health information. This course is eligible for exemption for those accepted to CHA Learning’s Health Information Management (HIM) program. 

This course can be taken at the same time as Anatomy &Physiology and/or Pathophysiology


Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply biomedical terms encountered in health care documentation, including pronunciation and spelling
  • Apply medical abbreviations and acronyms found in health care documentation
  • Understand medical terms and conditions
  • Understand structural units of the body including cells, tissues, organs and systems, as they relate to medical terminology
  • Examine the anatomical structures, their location and associated physiological functions, for each tissue, organ, and body system
  • Demonstrate the course of a pathological condition in terms of etiology, clinical manifestations, changes in structure and function, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and prognosis
  • Identify the normal and abnormal results of the more common diagnostic interventions and relate them to pathological conditions
  • Explain the role of risk factors in health and disease
  • Identify various types of interventions and relate them to pathological conditions
  • Understand medical terms in their proper contexts, such as medical reports and records

Awards

There are no awards available for this course or program at this time. Click here to learn more about student awards.

 

Requirements

To be successful in the Medical Terminology course, students should meet the following requirements.


Textbook

The required textbook must be purchased independently by the student, it is not included in the tuition price.

Book Title: The Language of Medicine, 12th Edition (2021) authored by Davi-Ellen Chabner

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

Paperback:

  • 9780323551472

eBook:

  • 9780323597821

Language

English is the language of instruction for all CHA Learning courses. It is therefore recommended that students be competent in reading, writing and speaking English.


Technical

Students must have basic computer knowledge and internet navigation skills; and access to a computer with Windows 7 or higher.

Please note:

  • Students choosing to use Mac or Linux operating system must have experience using alternate remote access software.
  • CHA Learning staff can only assist Windows operating system users and provide technical support in relation to our website; we do not provide technical support for internet and/or basic computer use.

Other technical requirements:

Screen Resolution800x600 (minimum); 1024x768 (recommended)
Internet BrowserThe most recent version of one of the following:

Google Chrome
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Firefox
Opera
Safari
Plug-insPop-up blocker: Disabled
Java Script: Enabled
Cookies: Enabled
Adobe Flash Player V13 (minimum)
Internet ConnectionBroadband (cable or DSL) connection required
SoftwareWord processing software AND Adobe Reader
OtherAccess to a scanner

Enrolment Process

There are no application prerequisites for this course.

To Enrol:

  1. Click the Enrol button and you will be prompted with steps to follow to complete your purchase.
  2. You will be able to access your program within 30 minutes of purchase.

Please ensure you purchase the textbook prior to enrolling as it is required to be able to begin the course. Information about the textbook can be found on the Requirements and cost tabs.

Grading

This course is evaluated based on the following:

  • Chapter quizzes
  • Midterm Exam
  • Final Exam
  • Two assignments

To achieve a certificate, students must achieve 50% on the final exam AND an overall average of 50% or more in the course.


Course Certificate

CHA Learning will award students a certificate for successful completion of the course.


Credits

This course can be taken in combination with Anatomy & Physiology and/or Pathophysiology.

Completion of this course prior to entry to the HIM program exempts the learner from taking this course again within the HIM curriculum.

Cost

Tuition

We offer bundle discounts should you wish to enrol in multiple biomedical science courses (Anatomy &Physiology and/or Pathophysiology)

Course LoadBundle DiscountFee
1 N/A $695
2 10% Off $1251
3 15% Off $1772

 

A textbook is also required, which students must buy independently. Find more information below.

All prices listed above are in CAD. Please note: Bulk registration discounts are available for groups. Please review the Group Enrolment information here.

Required Textbook

The required textbook must be purchased independently by the student, it is not included in the tuition price.

Book Title: The Language of Medicine, 12th Edition (2021) authored by Davi-Ellen Chabner

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

Paperback:

  • 9780323551472

eBook:

  • 9780323597821

Please note: Bulk registration discounts are available for groups. Please review the Group Enrolment information here.

Curriculum

The Medical Terminology course is divided into the following 21 units:

  1. Basic Word Structure
  2. Terms Pertaining to the Body as a Whole
  3. Suffixes
  4. Prefixes
  5. Skin
  6. Musculoskeletal System
  7. Nervous System
  8. Sense Organs: The Eye and The Ear
  9. Endocrine System
  10. Blood System
  11. Cardiovascular System
  12. Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  13. Respiratory System
  14. Digestive System
  15. Urinary System
  16. Female Reproductive System
  17. Male Reproductive System
  18. Cancer Medicine (Oncology)
  19. Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
  20. Pharmacology
  21. Psychiatry
 
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