Medical Language for Allied Health Professionals
What you'll learn
- Recognize each of the four word parts of the medical terms: A. Roots. B. Prefix. C. Suffix. D. Combining vowel&Combining form.
- Divide medical terms into word parts/understand how word parts are put together to make medical terms.
- Define the commonly used prefixes, roots, and suffixes.
- Recognize the importance of proper spelling, pronunciation, and use of medical terms.
- Learn anatomical terminology i.e. basic reference systems of body planes, body directions, body cavities, and structural units.
- Apply anatomical terminology to identify and define body parts and systems and their functions.
- While learning medical terminology, you will also learn some basic anatomy (body structures), physiology (body functions), and pathology (body diseases).
- This will help students to retain a working memory of medical language and communicate accurately with patients and other professionals in the field.
- A strong and firm commitment to work hard.
- Fair control of English language, working knowledge of MS Word and other applications is desirable.
- Students can print all downloadable material or alternatively save on their computers and read.
- Teaching videos, self-assessment exercises and downloadable handouts are comprehensive.
- The course is based on two leading textbooks used in allied health education. However, purchase of these text books is not a requirement.
- Medical dictionary (online) is a definite asset (Dorland, Mosby, or Stedman's).
The contents of the medical language for allied health professionals have been structured into individual courses. Each course will cover all aspects of one or more body systems and can be used to reinforce knowledge in this particular area.
Principles of Medical Terminology is the first course of the series designed to teach latest medical terminology, components of medical words like roots, suffixes and prefixes. It will teach engineering of medical words so that bigger and more complex words can be deciphered with little effort. This course has been designed for anyone who wants to step into medical/healthcare profession by learning medical language in-depth, anytime, anywhere to achieve high grades, reduce cost of formal education and advance professional career.
The subject matter presented can be referenced to two major text books:
Chabner. 2016. The Language of Medicine. 12 Ed.
Tortora, Derrickson. 2017. Principles of Anatomy & Physiology. 15 Ed.
All other references have been cited in teaching videos and handouts.
All additional information is downloadable. This makes the course comprehensive and will cater to the needs of a broad spectrum of allied health professionals. Instructional videos are very explanatory and instructor help will be provided through email contact with instructor.
Diagrams and other graphics are used extensively to explain concepts. Teaching is based upon widening knowledge base and right context in which medical terms are used rather than rote memorization of long lists. Teaching videos and downloadable handouts make the course sufficiently self-contained. Purchase of referenced text books is optional but not a necessity.
Throughout the course student will be introduced to various titles of allied healthcare professionals and links provided to obtain information on educational and other skills requirements. It is a gateway to a number of choices in this field.
If a career in medical is field your calling, capitalize your skills now! This and the courses to follow promise an experience to change your life.
Who this course is for:
- All those who want to step into the profession of healthcare.
- High-school graduates planning to enter allied health, nursing or med school.
- All those who are preparing for various certification exams.
- Foreign pharmacy and medical graduates preparing to write their qualifying or evaluation examinations.
- Ideal for people already working in the industry without formal school education.
- Healthcare providers who want employees to upgrade their skills.
I, Parveen Inayat, graduated from King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan with a bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery. After doing ECGMG, spent many successful years of family practice with special interest in diagnostic imaging and internal medicine. Settled in the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta and engaged in teaching allied health care programs like medical office assistants, unit clerks, massage therapy, pharmacy technicians, licensed practical nurses for more than twenty years. In 2003, did a diploma program in business computers and office accounting. In 2011 joined University of Athabasca to do a one year program in Anatomy & Physiology and obtained A+ grade. Currently, holding MS certification in Word 2007 and 2010 and very proficient in all other office applications.
From 2014-2020, I had been teaching basic medical sciences, lab tests and physical assessment to students pursuing graduation in traditional Chinese medicine and massage therapy program.