Learn To Speak "Medicine" And Start Your Healthcare Career
What you'll learn
- Learn the basic vocabulary of medicine
- Feel comfortable in using their new vocabulary comfortably in a conversation
- No extra materials are needed.
Have you always wanted to start a career in healthcare?
- Did you know that healthcare is one of the largest businesses in the United States, accounting for 17.1% of the GDP, or 2.87 trillion dollars?
- In nursing alone, it is estimated that there will be a need for 1.05 million nurses by 2022?
- The average yearly salary for a nurse is $68,900 per year?!
Do you want to create apps and Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) programs?
- Healthcare spent $3.8 billion in 2015 for EHR alone!
- There is now a renaissance in creating medical programs - it is estimated that healthcare is at least 10 years behind in all other industries in using electronic data
Learning how to understand and speak medical terminology is a fundamental first step for entering the world of healthcare.
What you will learn in this course
- Fundamentals of how to use medical prefixes, suffixes and root words
- Anatomical directions
- Common medical abbreviations
- How to read and write a prescription
- A brief overview of human anatomy, diseases and treatments
How is this course different?
- You will learn by immersion - not by memorizing rules! By listening to over 4 hours of basic anatomy, diseases and treatment you will learn how medical terminology, the language of healthcare, is used in conversation and how it is pronounced by an experienced speaker.
Who is the target audience?
- This is a beginner level course, only needing a desire to learn
- For healthcare students needing supplemental material to help them in class
- For aspiring healthcare programmers, wanting to understand the vocabulary of healthcare
- For medical transcriptionists who want to hear how a native English speaker pronounces commonly used words in medical terminology.
Who is the instructor?
- John has over 20 years experience working in healthcare, both as a nurse and as a nurse practitioner
- He has experience in many different specialties, including cardiology, pulmonology, critical care medicine, hospitalist and office medicine
- He is a native US English speaker with a clear Midwestern accent
Who this course is for:
- For students wanting to learn basic medical terminology.
- For students wanting extra supplemental material while learning medical terminology in school.
- Not for experienced clinicians, as this is a review of basic medical terminology.
- For programmers wanting to learn medical vocabulary to use in apps and programs.
I am a Family Nurse Practitioner credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with a Masters of Nursing Science (MSN) from Florida State University. Having a medical career that spans 20 years, I have experience in many areas of medicine including Family Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care and most recently Cardiology. I have worked in many prestigious institutions, such as The Methodist Hospital in Houston TX and Carolinas Medical Center. I currently work for the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in CHarlotte, NC