Medical Terminology 101
What you'll learn
- Basic Medical Terminology
Hello! This course is Medical Terminology 101. I’m Dr. Emma Hitt Nichols, a long-time medical writer, and I’ve collaborated with medical writer Dr. Jessica Martin to bring you this course so that you can add to your knowledge of medical vocabulary.
Perhaps you are starting some medically-related training, you have to communicate about medicine, or you simply need a refresher course for the knowledge you already have.
With more opportunities to work in healthcare than ever before (and that demand is only growing), learning medical terminology is important if you are hoping to pursue a career in any aspect of healthcare, from medical billing to an allied healthcare profession.
By the end of this course, you will be able to describe the main suffixes and prefixes involved in medical terminology, and decode medical words pertaining to all major body systems.
In this course, we discuss the what, why, and how of medical terminology; we cover the bones, the muscles, the skin, the digestive system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, the heart and circulatory system, the respiratory system, the brain and nervous system, and the eye and the ear. We use a simple approach to medical terminology--not only do we teach you what you need to know, we teach you how to learn medical terminology efficiently. (Hint: it's not by memorizing hundreds of thousands of medical words). Throughout the course, we will give you the tools you need to understand the information, and all of the medical terms are presented with engaging visuals and simple, clear overviews.
Throughout the course we have included cheat sheets and over 140 quiz questions so that you can better learn and retain the material.
This course will be invaluable for people with a passion to learn medical terminology or anyone interested in a career in...
health care, including nursing, dentistry, chiropractics, pharmacy, physical therapy, midwifery, and more
medical and scientific writing, editing, copyediting, or copywriting
medical billing and coding
medical secretary or receptionist
All you need to get started is the passion to learn medical terminology and the need to use it in your life.
Just click on the link to enroll. Thanks so much!
Who this course is for:
- People needing to use the language of medicine in their work, school, or as a patient or caregiver.
- People interested in the following careers: doctors, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants, dentists, chiropractors, medical writers and editors, copyeditors, medical receptionists, medical transcription or transcriptionist, medical assistant, medical coding and billing, medical secretary, and health information or medical directors.
Emma Hitt Nichols, PhD, is a long time medical communications specialist. While working in a lab earning her PhD in molecular biology, she realized she would much rather communicate about science than "do" science. During her lengthy career she has helped thousands of people with a clinical or science background transition into a lucrative career they can do from the comfort of their own home.